- Transition to Hospice
- Palliative Care
- Supportive Care
- Symptom Assessment and Management
- Effective Communication
- Psychosocial Support
- Goals of Care/ACP
- symptom management
- patient-centered care
- Symptom Assessment
Palliative Care Always Specialization
Integrate palliative care into your daily practice. Master complex communication skills and learn tools to screen for palliative needs and offer basic palliative care.
What you will learn
The scope and role of palliative care as part of a patient and family's care plan
Components of a treatment plan for physical, psychosocial, and spiritual care, including screening, assessment and management of patient needs
Effective communication skills for responding to emotion, delivering difficult news, and discussing goals of care
Issues around transitions in care (e.g. survivorship or hospice transition)
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In the core courses, learners will develop patient-provider dialogs applying communications skills to discuss goals of care, symptom management, transitions in care and family and caregiver support. In the capstone course, learners will create public materials to expand the general public’s palliative care literacy along with care plans to support families and caregivers of patients with serious illness and practice mock virtual/remote care.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
Essentials of Palliative Care
Symptom Management in Palliative Care
Supporting Families and Caregivers
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