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 clinicians assess how patients are coping with disease management and prognosis, adapting to changes in functional status, and processing the prospect of dying.
This is the fourth course in a nine-part series, Primary Palliative Care Skills for Physicians, NPs and PAs. Take each course individually or enroll in the full series for a significant discount! Learn more about the full series here!
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This course is perfect for:
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Physician assistants (PAs)
- Non-palliative care specialists
- Beginning hospice and palliative care team members
- Geriatricians, senior care providers, and others caring for patients with serious illness
This course will equip learners to:
- 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
Topics covered in this course include:
- 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
“The Power of Words: The Importance of Defining and Documenting Goals in Patient-Centered Care”
Palliative care is patient-centered care, a fundamental step in helping patients articulate who they are and what they need.
|Begins:||Immediately upon registration|
|Location:||Completely online, available 24/7|
|Continuing education:||3.5 hours|
|Requires:||Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work, access to a computer with an Internet connection|
|Detailed FAQ:||Click HERE.|
There are no refunds on our self-paced courses
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
DATE: Register Anytime
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 3.5 hours OR Click HERE for CME Credit Info*
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