This interprofessional curriculum is designed for practicing healthcare professionals from nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care, and other disciplines seeking specialty training in palliative care. The 9-month graduate certificate includes three 5-credit courses taken sequentially in the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. It includes in-depth, applied training in:
Person-Centered Communication Skills: Integrate narrative and person-centered skills for patients and families across the continuum of palliative care.
Interprofessional Team Training: Enhance team functioning, collaborative care planning, and conflict management.
Program Development and Quality Metrics: Create a plan for palliative care program sustainability and identify metrics to demonstrate effectiveness.
This is a hybrid program that includes both online and in-person instruction. The online instruction includes self-paced online modules and monthly live webinars. There is a required 2.5 day workshop each quarter of the course.
Program collaborators: Cambia PCCE and Vital Talk