Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore
You can help people live well with serious and life-limiting illnesses through palliative care education. Our courses will help you understand causes of suffering, and you will learn to use effective communication, assessments, and interventions to address pain, other challenging physical symptoms, and spiritual, social, and psychological distress.
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Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore is a Coursera specialization that teaches strategies and techniques to assess suffering and support patients living with serious illness.
You may enroll in the specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization.
The Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore Specialization includes a hands-on (Capstone) project.
Palliative Care: It’s Not Just Hospice Anymore includes 5 online courses covering core palliative care concepts and skills using realistic patient scenarios:
These courses have been developed by the Coursera Palliative Care Team from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Team members teach in the Interprofessional Graduate Certificate and Master of Science in Palliative Care Degree.
You will gain palliative care knowledge and be able to immediately apply primary palliative care skills at work or home. Completion of each course earns you a Coursera Course Certificate. If desired, you can submit one or more of these Coursera Certificates for Continuing Nursing or Medical Education credits. Once all 5 courses are completed, you will earn a Coursera Specialization Certificate in Palliative Care, validating your valuable skills and knowledge.
This is basic or primary palliative care. No special training or background knowledge is needed. Anyone may take courses including individuals in healthcare professions, individuals interested in learning more about palliative care, and patients or family members caring for someone living with serious illness.