Introduction to Primary Palliative Care
This 4.5-hour 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, identify common trajectories of serious illness, discover new tools for supporting patients with chronic or serious illness, and utilize case studies and interactive exercises to build and strengthen your prognostication skills.
What You’ll Learn
- Principles of palliative care
- Models and practices for team-based care
- The evidence base for palliative care
- Specialty palliative care vs. primary palliative care
- Timing of palliative care
- Benefits and barriers to prognostication
- Disease trajectories and methods of prognostication
- Disease-specific prognosis
- Non-disease specific prognosis
Enroll in the Primary Palliative Care Skills series for $999. Learn more.
What You’ll Earn
- Differentiate and describe usual care, palliative care, both specialty and primary, and hospice care
- Identify the types of patients who benefit from palliative care
- Discuss the role of palliative care at different stages of the illness continuum
- Explore models of prognostication, why it is important, and apply prognostication in case examples
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.