Delivering quality spiritual care to palliative care patients requires both the chaplain as the specialist and involvement by the other members of the interdisciplinary team as spiritual care generalists.
The hundreds of health care professionals (chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians, and others) who have completed these courses say that as a result they have significantly enhanced their knowledge and skills to deliver spiritual care in palliative care settings.
Self-Guided Palliative Care Courses
The course strengthens the quality of palliative care by providing a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum's National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality.
The course is for health care professionals who have completed a Fundamentals course who want to build upon that knowledge base and continue to develop their skills to improve patient outcomes, board certified chaplains wishing to enhance preparation for a specialty palliative certification from a certifying organization, and Chaplaincy/pastoral care department directors who desire to build upon the expertise and contributions of the palliative care team
Clarification ─ Certificate Vs Certification
- A certificate course provides training on specialized topics for which students can receive a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the course and passing an assessment. These courses may help prepare for certification, but do not provide a credential and should not to be confused with certification.
- Professional certification is the process by which a non-governmental entity, such as one's membership organization, grants a time-limited recognition and use of a credential to an individual after verifying that he or she has met a set of predetermined and standardized criteria.