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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. 11 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Define the scope of palliative care and the roles of primary and specialist teams in comprehensive care for patients and families

  • Explain the components of an interdisciplinary patient treatment plan that includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual care

  • Discuss basic strategies for addressing psychosocial and relationship concerns in the context of serious illness

  • Engage in goals of care and advance care planning discussions with patients and families

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. 11 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
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Palliative Care

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 13 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Communicating with Patients

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
2 hours to complete

Psychosocial Distress

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
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
1 hour to complete

Self-Care

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Final Steps

2 hours to complete
1 reading

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