This learning pathway contains training and tools for psychiatry and mental health professionals to support patients living with serious illness, including having difficult discussions about goals of care and decision-making, and identification of symptoms and substance use disorders that impact quality of life.

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.

Delivering Serious News

Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.

Conducting a Family Meeting

Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.

Clarifying Goals of Care

Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.

Course 1: Comprehensive Pain Assessment

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

Course 8: Monitoring for Opioid Efficacy, Side Effects, and Substance Use Disorder

Ongoing evaluation of opioid benefits, risks, and side effects for the patient with serious illness.

Supporting the Family Caregiver: The Burden of Serious Illness

Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.

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