Global Directory of Educational Programs in Palliative Care

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Course affiliated with (name of Organization/University) UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the Cambia Palliative Center of Excellence
Country United States of America
State Washington
City Seattle
Address Health Sciences Building, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA, 98195
The program leads an official or formal degree? No
  • Certificate
  • Administrative/Management/Finance
  • Communication
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Social Work
  • Spirituality
  • Symptom Management
  • Team Work
  • English
Frequency Once per year
Length 9 months
  • Hands-on Training
  • Long distance
Cost of full tuition and fees Same rate/cost for all
Director Helene Starks, PhD MPH
Contact name Jess Anderson
Learning objectives 1 To learn foundational skills in narrative and person-centered care in the context of advance care planning and initial palliative care assessments.
Learning objectives 2 This course builds on the foundational skills developed in the first quarter to increase competency in the concepts and skills needed to deliver high quality, integrated, person-centered palliative care within an interprofessional team.
Learning objectives 3 This course prepares the student to integrate team-based palliative care into a larger system.
Description The interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is jointly offered through the UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine and is co-sponsored by the Cambia Palliative Center of Excellence. It is designed for health care providers from nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care and other disciplines seeking to deliver high quality, integrated, person-centered palliative care. This curriculum is now 100% online and uses several teaching modalities, including weekly interactive distance learning, online modules, peer and faculty mentoring with world-renowned expert faculty, and quarterly in-person workshops which focus on intensive skills practice in serious news communication, interprofessional teams and managing conflict, and creating a pitch for a new palliative care project. The curriculum supports participants in developing their expertise in three key areas of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training, and program development and sustainability.
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Last update: May 14, 2024

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