Spiritual Aspects of Care
Living with a serious illness often changes the way individuals experience their world. “Every human being has a belief system that they utilize, and it is through this mechanism that we individually, ‘make sense’ of the world around us” (Uso-Domenech & Nescolarde-Selva, 2016). Faith and spirituality can emerge as important elements of a person’s care plan.
This is the fifth 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!
This course helps clinicians develop an approach to identify, evaluate, and address spiritual, religious, and existential concerns, and presents assessment tools, strategies for coping, and referral guidelines to intertwine quality healthcare with spiritual care.
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:
- Differentiate patients’ or families’ religious or spiritual needs and concerns
- Understand and use assessments to identify religious and spiritual concerns and for opportunities to add meaning or support
- Identify strategies for connecting patients to appropriate spiritual care resources in the community
Topics covered in this course include:
- Key concepts in spiritual care
- Assessing belief systems with palliative care patients
- Religious and spiritual concerns and opportunities for meaning
- Presentation of spiritual care needs in primary care settings
- Connecting patients to spiritual care resources
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“Mindfulness and its Meaning in Palliative Care”
In palliative care, mindfulness is a therapeutic tool that can offer patients profound relief from anxiety and the discomforting symptoms of their disease.
|Begins:||Immediately upon registration|
|Location:||Completely online, available 24/7|
|Continuing education:||1.5 hours|
|Requires:||Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work, access to a computer with an Internet connection|
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There are no refunds on our self-paced courses
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 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 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: 1.5 hours OR Click HERE for CME Credit Info*
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