Course Topic: Communication and Advance Care Planning

Learn evidence-based approaches essential to primary palliative care, including communication, advance care planning, prognostication, assessing, and treating common physical symptoms of serious illnesses, care at the end of life, and more.

Improve patient care, reduce costs, learn when to refer and how to bill for palliative care services. Earn accredited CEs or CMEs with this evidence-based curriculum series, created specifically for clinicians in all settings who are caring for chronic and seriously ill patients.

For nurses working in hospice and palliative care or another care setting, this course provides you with the tools you need to better support patients and caregivers. Explore trajectories of common diseases and build expert skills in pain and symptom management, addressing emotional suffering, and caring for patients at the end of life.

This is an online, self-paced course that will equip you for difficult conversations with clear and effective strategies that improve communication, encourage empathy, and reduce stress for patients, families, and the palliative care team. Earn 2 CE or CME hours.


Working With POLST

Understand the role of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) process and how to appropriately use it for patients with advanced illnesses.