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Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care

This is a 6-month virtual, primary palliative care training program for interdisciplinary health care professionals who care for patients with serious, advanced illnesses. The comprehensive curriculum is presented at 3 full-day conferences, including communication skills workshop with simulated patients, at hour-long mentored learning community sessions, weekly webinars, and half-day seminars for social workers and chaplains. The September conference will be held in person at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL and offered virtually. Sessions are recorded for asynchronous learning. An extension course is available for physicians and advanced practice providers seeking specialty-level palliative care training.

Palliative Care Skills for COVID-19

This is a new collection of short, 30-40 minute, on-demand webinars for interdisciplinary health care providers and students seeking COVID-informed skills in topics ranging from pain and symptom management, resource allocation, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and emotional contagion, and nursing home care ethics, and more.

Dialogues about Palliative Care With Community Health Workers (CHW)

Dialogues about Palliative Care with Community Health Workers (CHW) is a series of conversations between CHW leaders and educators and a psychologist, chaplain, and physician who are experts in palliative care. Some dialogues are spoken in English and others in Spanish. These are intended to be used as supplemental resources in CHW education and training programs.

Palliative Care Bootcamp for Students

The Palliative Care Bootcamp for Students is designed to introduce students in medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and occupational and physical therapy to a sampling of topics central to palliative care.

The Psychology of Serious Illness

This is a 5-month online course for Michigan health care providers, clergy, educators and public service leaders vested in improving the quality of life of persons with serious illness. It consists of 10 webinars, monthly case-based discussions, and weekly open office hours. Webinar recordings and speakers’ slides are available. Up to 15 CME/CE credits are available.

Tele-Mentoring

Tele-mentoring provides one-on-one consultation on matters relating to beginning, expanding or managing a supportive care program and professional development.

Specialty-Level Palliative Care Webinar Series

This is an 11-week virtual webinar series on specialty-level palliative care topics for advanced practice providers and physicians who aspire to or currently work in palliative care. Eleven 1-hour webinars are presented live on Zoom by expert palliative care providers. Presentations are evidence-based and case-based. Participant interaction is encouraged. Recordings will be available on the course site on the Canvas Learning Management System at the University of Chicago throughout the course duration.

Clinical Hours

Clinical hours are an opportunity for one-on-one consultation with a highly experienced mentor in your field to discuss your clinical or case-based questions.

Registration Now Open!PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNICATION AND SUPPORTIVE CARE TRAINING

The course begins September 12th , 2022. Spaces are limited.