Stanford University

Supporting Families and Caregivers

This course is part of Palliative Care Always Specialization

Taught in English

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Kavitha Ramchandran
Jan DeNofrio

Instructors: Kavitha Ramchandran

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10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll 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.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Supporting Families and Caregiver, the fourth course in the Palliative Care Always specialization. This course takes a deep dive into the challenges families and friends of a patient with serious illness face and how you can care for and support them as a provider, social worker or family friend. Supporting Families and Caregivers focuses especially on the children of a patient with serious illness and their caregiver, and teaches you the best way to empower them to get the support they need. By the end of this course, you will be able to provide critical avenues of support for the people who are instrumental to your patients care, wellbeing and quality of life. This module will provide you with information on the course structure and first steps.

What's included

3 readings2 quizzes

This module provides a review of the key concepts learned in the courses Essentials of Palliative Care, Symptom Management in Palliative Care, and Transitions in Care from Survivorship to Hospice. We realize that some learners are interested in only completing specific courses while others are moving through the entire specialization. The following videos are meant as a review for those who have not completed the other courses. You are not required to watch these videos if you feel you have a strong handle on the material. You can check your knowledge with the ungraded quiz in the next section and review the summary videos if necessary. Also contained in this module are the Sarah case study videos from Essentials of Palliative Care, Symptom Management in Palliative Care, and Transitions in Care from Survivorship to Hospice for those who want to review her story.

What's included

18 videos3 readings1 quiz

Clinicians can support families experiencing cancer by regularly assessing both the child’s adjustment and the parents’ ability and confidence in helping their children cope. Child and family guidance professionals can act as a resource. This module will review basic screening and assessment of child adjustment, and offer practical strategies to help families talk about difficult topics and maintain a sense of normalcy during serious illness.

What's included

5 videos7 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module we discuss the caregiver experience in detail, learn how to screen for caregiver distress and provide advice to support caregivers.

What's included

4 videos6 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt3 plugins

Congratulations on completing the course content. You have a few more step to complete the course. First review your reflection, next complete a peer-reviewed course project and then take the final exam. We hope you have enjoyed the course and look forward to seeing you in other classes!

What's included

1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review

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5.0 (7 ratings)
Kavitha Ramchandran
Stanford University
5 Courses7,215 learners
Jan DeNofrio
Stanford University
5 Courses7,215 learners

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