About this Course

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Intermediate Level

We highly suggest taking the Essentials of Palliative Care before this course but it is not required as core concepts are reviewed.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

symptom managementCommunicationpatient-centered careSymptom Assessment
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Intermediate Level

We highly suggest taking the Essentials of Palliative Care before this course but it is not required as core concepts are reviewed.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Stanford University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

28 minutes to complete

Course Introduction and Overview

28 minutes to complete
3 readings
3 readings
First Steps1m
Course Faculty1m
Patient and Family Perspective6m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Assessment 5m
Reflecting on Symptoms15m
1 hour to complete

Review of Palliative Care

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Communication Skills15m
Psychosocial Support 3m
Goals of Care/Advance Care Planning 4m
A New Diagnosis6m
Visit with a Palliative Care Social Worker10m
Goals of Care Visit5m
2 readings
Key Concepts in Palliative Care10m
Meet Sarah Foster1m
1 practice exercise
Palliative Care Knowledge Check5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Pain

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Pain Assessment and Management11m
5 readings
Scenes with Sarah2m
Introduction to Pain Assessment and Management2m
Additional Approaches1m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources2m
3 practice exercises
Knowledge Check5m
Talking about Pain5m
Module 3 Assessment10m
2 hours to complete

Other Physical Symptoms

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 17 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
2 videos
Fatigue Assessment and Management8m
8 readings
Scenes with Sarah1m
Mirror into Tim's Mind4m
Optional Case Study2m
Introduction to Assessing and Managing Nausea1m
Introduction to Assessing and Managing Fatigue2m
Additional Symptoms2m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Care for the Caregiver5m
Case Study Questions10m
Knowledge Check4m
Knowledge Check10m
Module 4 Assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Distress

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression11m
Managing Stress6m
5 readings
Scenes with Sarah1m
Mirror into Tim's Mind2m
Introduction to Emotions and Coping1m
References and Additional Reading10m
Module Resources2m
3 practice exercises
Care for the Caregiver5m
Knowledge Check6m
Module 5 Assessment6m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Final Steps

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

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