Do you know an adult who struggles to manage the pain and stress of a serious health problem? Would you like to learn more about how you can help them find a good quality of life?
The Psychology of Serious Illness: A Community-Based Palliative Care Training Program is a 5-month, virtual course for Michigan health care professionals and community leaders, such as clergy, educators, and public health workers. Participants will develop an awareness of common challenges faced by individuals with serious illnesses, their families and their care teams. These concerns range from pain and fatigue to anxiety and uncertainty about medical decision making. Participants will develop knowledge needed to identify and respond to these challenges as they occur in their practices and communities across Michigan. This program is supported by a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and aims to develop a statewide network of community champions in palliative care.
For more information, please contact the Course Director
James Gerhart, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Central Michigan University