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Beginner Level

We suggest you take the first four courses in Palliative Care Always before this course but you are not required. This course can be taken alone.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Describe several interventions to help with the emotions and coping of being a family member or caregiver of someone with serious illness.

  • Conduct a basic screen for appropriate adjustment in children.

  • Define caregiver burden and how to screen for it.

Skills you will gain

Caregiver SupportPalliative CarePsychosocial SupportChild Guidance
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Beginner Level

We suggest you take the first four courses in Palliative Care Always before this course but you are not required. This course can be taken alone.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Stanford University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

24 minutes to complete

Course Introduction and Overview

24 minutes to complete
3 readings
3 readings
First Steps1m
Course Faculty1m
Patient and Family Perspective2m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Course Assessment15m
Reflection on Supporting Families and Caregivers5m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Review of Palliative Care

3 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 165 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Communication Skills15m
Psychosocial Support3m
Goals of Care/Advance Care Planning4m
Symptom Management4m
Transitions in Care7m
A New Diagnosis6m
Visit with a Palliative Care Social Worker10m
Goals of Care Visit5m
Visit with Palliative Physician11m
Visit with Palliative APN13m
Emotions and Coping12m
Visit with a Survivorship Nurse Part 114m
Visit with a Survivorship Nurse Part 215m
Delivering News of Recurrence3m
Spiritual Care Visit3m
A Transition in Care6m
Hospice Visit11m
3 readings
Key Concepts in Palliative Care1m
Key Concepts in Palliative Care1m
Meet Sarah Foster10m
1 practice exercise
Palliative Care Knowledge Check10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Child and Family Guidance

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Message for Jesse3m
Children Touched by Illness6m
Tips and Strategies6m
Making the Most of Today and Planning Forward3m
7 readings
Scenes with Sarah2m
Optional Case Study5m
A Message to Jesse1m
Introduction to Child and Family Guidance3m
Bereaved Children10m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources2m
4 practice exercises
Optional Case Study Questions10m
Legacy Projects15m
Knowledge Check15m
Module 3 Assessment14m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Supporting the Caregiver

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
The Caregiver Experience7m
Supporting and Empowering Caregivers7m
Identifying Caregiver Burden4m
6 readings
Scenes with Tim1m
Introduction to Supporting Caregivers1m
Caregiving and Depression3m
Cultural Influence on Caregiver Burden2m
References and Additional Reading2m
Module Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Supporting Tim5m
Knowledge Check8m
Module 4 Assessment8m

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