Expert Palliative Care Education for Clinicians in Any Practice Setting

Designed by an expert team of nationally recognized palliative care clinicians, this curriculum series delivers convenient and applicable tools designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners wishing to provide palliative care services for their patients.

Advanced Concepts in Easing Suffering and Promoting Healing for Pediatric Patients

The progressive illness or impending death of an infant, child, teen, or young adult can cause profound grief in the patient as well as the family. This course focuses on some of the most difficult emotional and spiritual aspects of caring for young patients at the end of life, including...

Advanced Communication Skills for Pediatric Patient and Family Support

Effective communication is a cornerstone of quality palliative care. Communicating effectively with children, teens, and young adults with serious illness, and their families, requires a skilled approach that is attuned to the patient’s developmental age and stage. This course explores topics central to communicating with young patients and their families, including...

Advanced Pediatric Care Delivery

This course explores the key clinical features of rare complex conditions seen in pediatric hospice and palliative care. Learn how you can help parents advocate for their child while recognizing the limits of medical interventions, and identifying medical and psychosocial resources for families of children with rare/complicated diagnoses.

Advanced Pediatric Pain and Symptom Assessment and Management

Assessing and managing pain is a fundamental part of high quality palliative care. There are important differences to consider when caring for infants, children, teens, or young adults. This self-paced course delivers robust clinical skills aimed at effectively assessing and managing physical pain and understanding psychosocial factors that can impact...

Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care

The Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care is an online program that puts you on the path to becoming an expert in palliative care. This in-depth nurse practitioner palliative care course offers flexibility and accessibility, so you can achieve your career and learning objectives as a working healthcare professional. Train...

Basic Pediatric Care Delivery

Many children, teens, and young adults with serious or life-limiting illness have been using medical devices since birth. Some pediatric patients may outgrow the need for such devices, while others will remain dependent on them throughout their lives. This course examines the use of medical technology such as feeding tubes, central...

Basic Pediatric Pain and Symptom Assessment and Management

Assessing and managing pain is a fundamental part of high quality palliative care and it requires a specialized approach when caring for infants, children, teens, or young adults. This course comprises four modules that highlight important considerations and effective clinical strategies in assessing and managing pain in infants, children, teens,...

Care of the Patient at the End of Life

Caring for patients nearing end of life requires an increased level of knowledge and skills. This course delivers evidence-based tools and resources in prognostication, communication, and symptom management, helping you better identify and support these patients and their families. You’ll also learn about regulatory and ethical issues, as well as...

Communication and Advance Care Planning

Effective communication skills are essential to quality healthcare, and especially crucial for providers caring for patients with chronic or serious disease. This course delivers strategies for improving communication with patients and families while reducing barriers to effective communication about diagnosis, prognosis and serious illness.

Communication Strategies for Shared and Informed Decision Making

Helping patients with serious illnesses understand where they are in the disease process, what treatment options are available, the benefits of palliative care, and how to make informed choices are some of the most challenging aspects of patient-centered communication. This course delivers an overview of communication strategies for engaging patients throughout...

Cultural Aspects of Care

Widely ranging cultural backgrounds are present in most communities and frontline clinicians, including those in primary care and subspecialty practices, must be culturally aware on all levels. Serious illness presents even more complex challenges. This course explores the cultural sensitivity tools, suggestions, and approaches for patients and their loved ones during...

Foundational Pediatric Care Delivery

This self-paced course takes a deep dive into the differences between palliative care and hospice, and how they differ for adults and children. It reviews concurrent care for children, including how to identify patients who are eligible, exploring a wide range of pediatric diagnoses, common medical devices used in children...

Foundational Pediatric Pain and Symptom Assessment and Management

Assessing and managing pain in seriously ill infants, children, teens, or young adults is integral to high quality pediatric palliative care. This 7-hour course highlights key considerations and effective clinical strategies needed to address the physical symptoms of advanced illness in young patients, including patients with medically complex conditions.

Integrating Advance Care Planning Into Your Medical Practice

Advance care planning conversations help patients consider and document the treatment choices they would make if they could no longer speak for themselves. Such conversations are a routine part of healthcare, but guiding patients through them takes skill and a framework of support. This 2-hour course outlines how to integrate advance...

Integrating Palliative Care into Practice

Providers are responsible for running hectic office practices or specialty offices, seeing large volumes of patients with little time, and serving thousands of patients each year. Developing primary palliative care services can often enhance some care and services already being delivered. This course explores how to efficiently and effectively integrate palliative...

Introduction to Primary Palliative Care

This course delivers a clear and efficient overview of palliative care, how it’s delivered across a variety of settings, and how to identify patients who need it. You’ll explore the evidence base for palliative care, learn to identify common trajectories of serious illness, discover new tools for supporting patients with...

Physical Aspects of Care

This course equips providers in primary care, oncology, hematology, or other practice settings with the latest clinical strategies to effectively assess and manage pain and other distressing symptoms in patients with serious illnesses. It includes in-depth content and guidelines on the use of opioids, as well as integrative and complementary therapies...

PA Certificate in Palliative and Serious Illness Care

This course is also appropriate for APPs in any setting. Designed for physician assistants (PAs), this innovative online palliative care course delivers the latest, evidence-based content to enhance your practice and deliver the best care to individuals with serious illnesses. Palliative Training for Physician Assistants PAs are a natural fit for providing hospice and...