Online Certificate Course 1: Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

This course is for chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians and others on the interdisciplinary health care team who wish to improve their delivery of spiritual care in health care.

This course strengthens the quality of palliative care by providing a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum's National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality.

This course teaches how to:

  • Explain palliative care so it is considered when appropriate and informed decisions can be made for patients, family members, and friends.
  • Become effective and articulate administrators of spiritual care programs in palliative care and hospice settings.
  • Create sustain programs that meet both human and institutional needs.

This course provides 72 hours of continuing education.

Course prerequisite: Must have computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work online.

2017 Course Cohort Schedule Start Dates

Note: Each cohort runs for 9 weeks.

Note: July-December start dates to be determined


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