This learning pathway contains comprehensive training to help home health aides (HHAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) address the unique needs of patients and families living with serious illness. Clinical topics include assessing patient needs and concerns as well as understanding and relieving suffering.

An In-Depth Look at Palliative Care and Its Services

Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.

A Palliative Approach to Care for Direct Care Workers

The role of the direct care worker in observing and reporting suffering in patients with serious illness.

Reducing Risks for Older Adults

This course provides context and best practices for identifying older adults at risk for poor outcomes, including falls, delirium, and caregiving challenges.

Relieving Suffering in Patients with Dementia, and Their Caregivers

Online course for identifying and addressing the sources of suffering for patients and families living with dementia.

Course 1: Comprehensive Pain Assessment

Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.

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