About the course
This course should be taken after the Symptom Management course and continues building your primary palliative care skills – communication, psychosocial support, goals of care and symptom management. You will explore transitions in care such as survivorship and hospice. You will learn how to create a survivorship care plan and how to best support a patient. The course also covers spiritual care and will teach you how to screen for spiritual distress. Finally, you will learn the requirements for hospice care and practice discussions difficult conversations related to end of life care.
What you will learn
- Describe how a patient’s needs change as the prognosis changes
- Identify the benefits of spiritual screening and assessment
- Define survivorship and specific survivorship needs for patients
- Define hospice care and how it differs from palliative care
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.