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UW Professional & Continuing Education

Certificate in Palliative Care

Sep 27, 2019—Jun 27, 2020
9 daysModules info
Seattle, Washington, United States
USD 10740
USD 1193 per day

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Provide Special Care to Those With Serious Illness

The practice of palliative care — providing relief from symptoms and stress and improving the quality of life for those suffering from serious illness — has grown steadily in recent years. This trend has created a need for high-quality palliative care training and education for professionals in medicine, nursing, social work, spiritual care and other disciplines.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn the foundational skills for delivering integrated, person-centered palliative care using a team-based approach. We’ll explore three key areas of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training and program sustainability. You’ll gain insight into quality metrics, communication methods, family dynamics, grief issues and other important factors for this complex type of patient care.

All courses are taught by top faculty and instructors from the UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. See the program website for more information.

Who should attend

Clinicians who provide primary or specialty palliative care to patients with serious illness.


Dr. Doorenbos’ research is centered on palliative care, pain and symptom management. Her grant portfolio is funded by the National Institute of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research and National Cancer Institute and other professional sources. She has sustained record of over 100 data-ba...
Caroline Hurd, M.D., is a board certified physician with Palliative Care Services at Harborview and director of education for UW’s Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. She is also a UW assistant professor of Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. She has been named a Seattle mag...
Current research interests include issues related to palliative and end-of-life care for patients, their family members, clinicians, and health systems; medical decision-making and clinician-patient communication; qualitative and mixed methods research; stakeholder engagement; implementation and ...
Dr. Fausto is the Medical Director of Palliative Care for UW Medicine. He also serves at the Associate Director for the Palliative Care Service at University of Washington Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Lastly, he is the co-director of the palliati...
Since Carol Kummet joined the Palliative Care Service at UWMC in September 2010 she has had a deep and lasting impact on patients, colleagues and the institution as a whole. I am honored to share Carol’s unique talents and the outstanding effect she has had on everyone fortunate enough to work wi...
Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, LCSW, is the Behar Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work. Prior to receiving her doctorate in 2001, Dr. Lindhorst spent 15 years providing medical social work services in public health settings in New Orleans, Louisiana...
Lucille (Lu) Marchand, MD, BSN, FAAHPM, joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2014 as professor and section chief of palliative care in the department of family medicine, and director of the UW Medical Center's Palliative Care Program. Lu received a BA in sociology from Brown Un...
Education & Training: DOKansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesKansas City, MO2005–2009 Internship and Residency in Internal MedicineProvidence St. Vincent Medical CenterPortland, OR2009–2012 Fellowship in Palliative MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2012–2013 Honors: ...