Jointly offered through the UW Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the 9-month graduate certificate includes three 5-credit courses taken sequentially in the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters.

Introduction to Person Centered and Interprofessional Palliative Care NSG 526/BH 566  This course presents the student with the foundational concepts and skills needed to deliver high quality integrated person‐centered palliative care within an interprofessional team.  Content includes foundational skills in narrative and person‐centered care in the context of advance care planning and initial palliative care assessments as well as pain and symptom management.  Interprofessional practice topics include supporting your team to deliver team based care, and promoting resiliency.

Advance Topics in Person Centered and Interprofessional Palliative Care NSG 527/BH 567 This course builds on the foundational skills developed in the first quarter to increase competency in the concepts and skills needed to deliver high quality, integrated, person-centered palliative care within an interprofessional team.  Content focuses on advanced skills in narrative and person‐centered care across the continuum of palliative care needs, including facilitating family conferences, caring for the imminently dying patient, and responding to patient/family grief and bereavement.  Advanced interprofessional team topics include defining and understanding professional identity, managing conflict, interfacing with non-palliative care teams and recognizing implicit bias.

Palliative Care Quality Metrics and System Integration NSG 528/BH 568 This course prepares the student to integrate team-based palliative care into a larger system. Specific content includes identifying stakeholders, engaging leadership to support palliative care, and using quality metrics to leverage support and ensure quality of care. The course ends with a capstone project that integrates elements from the 9-month curriculum to support program growth and sustainability.

Cost: $716 credit hour

Important Dates

May 1, 2017

admission deadline for September 2017 admission

Workshop dates for 2017-2018

May 18-20
October: 19-21
January 25-27
May 17-19


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