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Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore,

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 services to improve quality of life, the ability to tolerate and benefit from treatment and improve survival. In this course, you will learn about the nature of suffering and how this concept can help you understand the experience of people living with serious illness. Next, you will learn skills to more effectively communicate with patients, families and other care providers to both understand their experiences and provide an extra layer of support. In the next module you will explore your own core values and beliefs and how they impact your work with others. Finally, you will learn how to do a whole person assessment to understand the needs of people with serious illness so you can develop a plan to support them. You will be able to immediately use these insights, skills and tools in your work with people living with serious illness. In later courses, you will learn to ease pain and other symptoms, such as loss of appetite, shortness of breath and fatigue. In the final course, you will explore ways to ease psycho-social-spiritual distress. These courses will prepare you to bring basic palliative care to all in need.

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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 16 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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