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Easing Physical Symptoms

Palliative Care: 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 assessment tools to better understand which symptoms are present and which are most distressing. In subsequent weeks you will learn about some of the most common and distressing symptoms such as anorexia (loss of appetite), dyspnea (shortness of breath), fatigue (weakness), delirium(confusion) and constipation and nausea/vomiting. For each of these symptoms, you will learn about the underlying cause and potential ways to support people and their families to manage the symptoms with simple practical and non-medical approaches as well as a review of medications as appropriate. In addition, you will learn to help people with their emotional response to symptoms and loss of function. You will be able to immediately use these insights, skills, and tools in your work with people living with serious illness. In other courses, you will learn communication skills, whole person assessment, how to ease physical pain and explore ways to ease psycho-social-spiritual distress.

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Rating 5.0 based on 7 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jun 28 (12 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Instructors Regina Fink, Kelly Arora, Amos Bailey, Maurice Scott, Nancy Robertson
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Patient Care

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Rating 5.0 based on 7 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jun 28 (12 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Instructors Regina Fink, Kelly Arora, Amos Bailey, Maurice Scott, Nancy Robertson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Patient Care

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