Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care (PDCSC) is a 6-month palliative care training program for interprofessional health care professionals who care for patients with serious, advanced illnesses. The comprehensive curriculum addresses interdisciplinary approaches to care that are trauma-informed and evidence-based. It is comprehensive, affordable and accessible for busy health care professionals.
Participants choose to attend an in-person, full-day conference at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois held on 9/12 OR virtually on 9/16. The conference agenda will be the same. Thereafter, the training schedule consists of: 2 full-day conferences, 3 half-day seminars for social workers and chaplains, hour-long webinars, and hour-long Mentored Learning Community meetings for case-based discussions with mentor and peer-to-peer support. The monthly time commitment averages 4-7 hours. CME/CE is available at the end of the course along with a personalized certificate of course completion. A sample schedule is available further below.
Advanced practice practitioners and physicians who aspire to or currently work in palliative care may add-on the Specialty-Level Palliative Care (SPC) Webinar Series when registering for the PDCSC
PDCSC Session: September 12, 2022 – February 28, 2023
Specialty-Level Palliative Care Webinar Series:
March 2023 – May 2023, weekly
36 – 42
While registering, participants select one of the following:
A) In-person on 9/12 at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois OR
B) Virtually on 9/16
The conference agenda will be the same, and there is no additional fee to attend the in-person conference.
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