Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (PC1) and Advanced Practice Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (PC2)
Are you a chaplain who works in palliative care or are interested in doing becoming one?
Health care organizations seek to employ chaplains who have documented training in the specific issues surrounding the provision of care to those receiving palliative care and their families. The SCA Learning Center can help you gain the knowledge to enhance your chaplaincy practice within the interdisciplinary team.
The Spiritual Care Association is offering a limited time opportunity to gain the training you need with a Buy One Get One 50% promotion when you purchase both courses.
Spiritual Care Association members can purchase both self-directed courses for $217.50. Non-members can purchase both for $517.50. Courses can be completed on one’s own time. As with all the courses, students have up to 6 months to complete the course.
For the best learning experience, courses should be taken in sequence. Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care is the foundational course, then once completed, move on to Advanced Practice Spiritual Care in Palliative Care. CEUs are awarded, with Fundamentals earning 30 hours and Advanced Practice earning 25 for a total of 55 CEUs for completing both successfully.
Fundamentals of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (PC1)
This course is for chaplains, other health care providers, chaplaincy and students of all disciplines, and community religious, spiritual, existential, and cultural leaders who are new to palliative care teams. The course provides skills and knowledge specific to the importance of spirituality as a core element in the provision of palliative care.
Advanced Practice Spiritual Care in Palliative Care (PC2)
This course is for experienced clinical practitioners and community leaders who work directly on and contribute to palliative care teams. The course explores specific topics in an in-depth manner that requires participants to engage in deeper critical thinking which can be articulated into advanced practice, enhancing their professional practice and leadership in the provision of spiritual care as an integral component of palliative care. It provides chaplains with the essential knowledge of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition (2018) to guide their practice.
Courses can be completed on one’s own time. As with all the courses, students have up to 6 months to complete the course.
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.