Mar 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

MED - 790 Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care


This is a two-week online compressed course designed for graduate students to build a foundation in palliative care principles that may be applied directly to patient care. The focus of the course is to gain familiarity with an interdisciplinary approach and establish primary palliative care expertise in caring for patients with life-limiting illness across the disease continuum. Students learn the history and driving tenets of palliative care, discover the core skills in interprofessional team work, and expand their understanding of complex pain and symptom management, serious illness communication, prognostication, and the care of the dying patient. Graduate students leave with skills that have been demonstrated to improve patient safety, patient and provider satisfaction, and decrease health care utilization. Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2