Course Topic: Psychological Aspects of Care

Gain expert skills in palliative care social work and learn how to navigate the diverse demands of your role, assess psychosocial distress, apply appropriate interventions to support patients and families, and emerge as a leader on a palliative care team.

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Transform your career. Learn evidence-based approaches in pain and symptom management to help support resilience and ease patients’ suffering. Help patients and families identify care goals of care. Build interdisciplinary teams.

This self-paced, online education series explores concepts and strategies integral to pediatric palliative care to help hospice and palliative care clinicians expertly support young patients with serious illnesses and their families.

Designed to build on the patient-centered skills and strengths of social workers, this course explores important concepts in the care of seriously ill patients, such as values, ethics, mindfulness, self-care, resilience, death, and grief.

Master the full-circle model of spiritual care in this 8-week, instructor-led course. Learn to support patient goals and quality of life, manage physical and spiritual pain, practice cultural humility, support religious differences, and more.

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Learn how creative self-expression promotes healing and how to guide others in art activities that help them ease anxiety, process grief, and build resilience.

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.

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.