Intercultural Palliative Care and End-of-life Training

Modern healthcare has provided new science and technology that has cured many illnesses and at the same time prolonged the experience of living with chronic illness and the process of dying.  This course will provide the knowledge, expertise and standards of practice across healthcare settings, with the aim of relieving suffering and supporting the best possible quality-of-life for our patients and their families.  Participants will gain tools to improve palliative/end-of-life care, familiarizing them with the "Caregiving Together" and "Think Through" processes to better identify needs and cultural differences of patients and families. 

Instructions: This course is made up of three online modules which are all optional, however, they are pre-requisites for participation in the live session. Registration for the live session is through the Palliative Care department.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Nursing Care Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Dietitians and Clinical Chaplains that provide palliative/end-of-life care.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize the "Caregiving Together" theory and "Think Through" process to communicate to patients and their families during palliative/end of life care.
  • Identify the unique needs and cultural differences of patients and their families. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Meier, D.E., Isaac, S.L., & Hughes, R.G. (2010). Palliative care: transforming the care of serious illness. New York, NY: Jossy-Bass.

National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. (2004). Clinical practice guidelines for quality palliative care. The Kansas Nurse, 79(9), 16.

Schapira, L., & Steensma, D. P. (2013). Truth telling and palliative care. In Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care (pp. 35-41). Springer New York.

Thompson, A. R., & O'Loughlin, V. D. (2015). The Blooming Anatomy Tool (BAT): A disciplinespecific rubric for utilizing Bloom's taxonomy in the design and evaluation of assessments in the anatomical sciences. Anatomical sciences education, 8(6), 493-501.

Werth, James L., Jr. (Ed); Blevins, Dean (Ed). (2006). Psychosocial issues near the end of life: A resource for professional care providers (pp. 27-55). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association, xix, 258 pp.

Whiteley, T. R. (2014). Using the Socratic method and Bloom’s taxonomy of the cognitive domain to enhance online discussion, critical thinking, and student learning. Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, 33.

Resources: 

Florida International University - Student Instructions

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 ABIM MOC
  • 4.50 American Psychological Association
  • 4.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2019

Main Contributors and Faculty Information 

The main contributors and faculty indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South  Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This conference is approved for 4.5 CE credits. This is an intermediate conference.

American Psychological Association

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 ABIM MOC
  • 4.50 American Psychological Association
  • 4.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2019
 
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