Psychosocial Aspects of Care
Living with serious illness can be stressful for patients and families. Addressing psychosocial distress is critical to supporting patients and families through the journey of serious illness, and delivering effective whole-person care. This course provides tools to help you assess how patients are coping with disease management and prognosis, adapting to changes in functional status, and processing the prospect of dying.
What You’ll Learn
- Assessment and the biopsychosocial model
- Assessment of suicidal ideation
- Advanced illness and substance abuse
- Family systems in palliative care
- Types of grief and how grief impacts patients and families
- Social determinants of health
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What You’ll Earn
- Describe assessment models and application in primary palliative care practices
- Discuss the role of the patient’s self-identified family in palliative care
- Understand the various types of grief and the role grief plays during a serious illness
- Name at least three social determinants of health and a potential intervention for mitigating each one
- Identify at least two supportive resources for caregivers
- Identify at least three social determinants of health that can influence patient and family function and coping in palliative care
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.