Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

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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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About the Palliative Care Specialization

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.

Learn more about the Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore Specialization.


Courses Available

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.

Who Can Take Courses?

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.  

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