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This course is designed for anyone interested in palliative care and contains optional deep dives on key content for clinicians and social workers.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

Self-CarePalliative CareCommunicationPsychosocial SupportGoals of Care/ACP
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Beginner Level

This course is designed for anyone interested in palliative care and contains optional deep dives on key content for clinicians and social workers.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Stanford University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Introduction and Overview

1 hour to complete
3 readings
3 readings
First Steps2m
Course Faculty1m
Patient and Family Perspective5m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Course Assessment15m
Reflection on Palliative Care15m
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Palliative Care

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 13 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Palliative Care Physician47s
Palliative Care Nurse1m
Palliative Care Social Worker1m
Survivorship Care Nurse1m
Chaplain1m
Child and Family Social Worker1m
Hospice Physician1m
6 readings
Introduction1m
Meet the Care Team1m
Primary vs. Speciality Palliative Care3m
Access to Palliative Care1m
Take-Home Message2m
References and Additional Reading10m
4 practice exercises
Explaining Palliative Care20m
Knowledge Check5m
Knowledge Check2m
Module 2 Assessment4m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Communicating with Patients

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Communication Basics9m
Discussing Difficult News10m
7 readings
Scenes with Sarah2m
Mirror into Tim's Mind2m
Introduction to Communication Basics4m
Introduction to Discussing Difficult News2m
Cultural Considerations4m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Caregiver Support5m
Knowledge Check15m
Knowledge Check2m
Module 3 Assessment10m
2 hours to complete

Psychosocial Distress

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
2 videos
Psychosocial Support9m
6 readings
Scenes with Sarah2m
Mirror into Tim's Mind4m
Optional Case Study5m
Introduction Psychosocial Support2m
References and Additional Resources10m
Module Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Care for the Caregiver10m
Case Study Questions10m
Knowledge Check3m
Module 4 Assessment8m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Goals of Care & Advanced Directives

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 19 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
2 videos
Discussing Goals of Care13m
7 readings
Scenes with Sarah2m
Mirror into Tim's Mind4m
Introduction to Discussing Goals of Care5m
Stanford Letter Project20m
Additional Considerations5m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Care for the Caregiver5m
Knowledge Check6m
Cultural Considerations with Advance Care Planning10m
Module 5 Assessment8m
1 hour to complete

Self-Care

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Self-Care13m
4 readings
Introduction to G.R.A.C.E.2m
Self-Care10m
Cultural Considerations1m
References and Additional Reading10m
3 practice exercises
Knowledge Check4m
Knowledge Check2m
Module 6 Assessment4m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Final Steps

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Claiming CME Credit2m
2 practice exercises
Reflection Revisited10m
Final Exam30m

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