A Course for Palliative Care Clinical and Education Leaders
November 5-10, 2017 and May 7-11, 2018
Palliative care is an essential component of medical care for patients with serious illness. The field is growing rapidly, presenting healthcare institutions and systems with challenges about how to meet the need with high quality care. Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) is a comprehensive course delivered by expert palliative care clinicians and educators who create a warm welcoming environment conducive to deep learning and growth. PCEP provides physicians, nurses, and social workers a structure in which to efficiently acquire the skills and perspective necessary to influence this changing health care environment.
A Course for Nurses in Palliative Care Basics
June 15-16, 2017
Palliative care is an essential element of nursing. This two-day course is designed to provide registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurses with palliative care knowledge and skills applicable across the health continuum. Through an adult learning model, this course focuses on essential principles and concepts that guide the nursing care for patients and families living with serious and/or life-threatening illness. Within the theme of quality of life, topics include suffering, psychosocial distress, and spiritual concerns, to pain and symptom management. Cultural diversity, communication, ethics, end-of-life care, and self-care are integral themes.
A Foundational Program in Palliative Care for New and Experienced Clinicians
September 13-15, 2017
Practical Aspects of Palliative Care: Integrating Palliative Care into Clinical Practice (PAPC) provides a "deep dive" into palliative care content for both palliative care specialist and non-specialist clinicians, as well as other allied health professionals.
Join us in Boston for 2½ days with colleagues from across the United States and around the globe focusing on pain and symptom control, cultural issues, communication skills, prognostication, bereavement, management of various non-oncological conditions, the special needs of patients at various stages of the life cycle, and ethical, legal, and practical issues in the setting of advanced illness. Recent research in palliative care will also be presented.
A Course for Hospital-based Clinicians
Palliative Care for Hospitalists and Intensivists (PCFHI) is an intensive two-and-one-half-day course that fills a significant gap for hospital-based specialists who seek training in palliative care, and provides these clinicians with the information and skills needed to offer high quality, specialist-level palliative care to inpatients with life-threatening illnesses. Hospitalists and intensivists will acquire a toolbox of key competencies required to deal with challenging end-of-life situations in the hospital. This course will utilize interactive learning formats, such as panel presentations, case-based discussions, Q and A, and role modeling.
This course is specially designed to meet the needs of hospitalists and intensivists (MD, DO, NP, PA) and subspecialty clinicians or generalists with substantial inpatient practices (e.g., cardiologists, surgeons) who are interested in improving their palliative care skills.
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