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Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

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Palliative Care Easing Pain and Suffering

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People living with serious, life-limiting, chronic illness experience significant suffering. Fortunately there are new and developing treatments which may cure some and improve survival for many people living with serious illness. However, seriously ill people and their loved ones still experience many distressing physical symptoms as well as spiritual, social and psychological distress. There is much we can do to support people to live well with serious and life-limiting illness by understanding the causes of suffering, using effective communications, and incorporating careful assessments and interventions designed to address specific needs. The Palliative Care: It’s not Just Hospice Specialization covers core concepts on the nature of suffering and demonstrates how to evaluate suffering and illustrates this in realistic patient scenarios. In subsequent weeks we learn and practice specific skills to improve communication with patients and families to help them express their experience, express and understand their core goals and values and our own empathic response. You will also learn about specific problems such as physical pain, fatigue and shortness of breath as well as psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. In addition, spiritual and social distress will be discussed with a focus on the practical evaluation and management of these challenges. All of these skills will enable you to support people to live active and full lives despite serious illness.

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Hours 120
Instructors Regina Fink, Kelly Arora, Amos Bailey, Maurice Scott, Nancy Robertson
Language English
Subjects Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Palliative Care Chaplain $44k

Pediatric Palliative care Fellow $50k

Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain $51k

Palliative Care Coordinator Consultant $63k

Palliative Care NP $68k

Palliative Care ARNP PRN $72k

Palliative Care Counselor $82k

Program Manager -Palliative Care $95k

Palliative Care RN Navigator $117k

Courses in this Specialization

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Apr
22

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care provides invaluable help for patients living with serious or life-limiting illness and their family caregivers. Palliative care should be part of healthcare...

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Apr
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Pain Management: Easing Pain in Palliative Care

In this course, you will be able to develop a systems view for assessing and managing pain in the palliative care setting. By the end of the course, you will be able to: 1)...

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Apr
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Easing Physical Symptoms: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

Palliative care provides important support for people living with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their family caregivers. In this course, you will learn to use symptom...

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Apr
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Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care

In this course, you’ll learn how serious and life-threatening illnesses often affect emotional and spiritual well-being. Illnesses can increase stress as patients and families...

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22

Palliative Care Capstone Projects

In the Capstone Course you have the opportunity to put what you have been learning about in the Palliative Care Specialization into practice. Our team has created five activities...

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From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Hours 120
Instructors Regina Fink, Kelly Arora, Amos Bailey, Maurice Scott, Nancy Robertson
Language English
Subjects Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Palliative Care Chaplain $44k

Pediatric Palliative care Fellow $50k

Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain $51k

Palliative Care Coordinator Consultant $63k

Palliative Care NP $68k

Palliative Care ARNP PRN $72k

Palliative Care Counselor $82k

Program Manager -Palliative Care $95k

Palliative Care RN Navigator $117k