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Social Work Serious Illness Designation

This learning pathway provides comprehensive online education in social work practices to improve quality of life for patients living with a serious illness. Social workers can use Social Work Serious Illness Designation to demonstrate expertise in working with this patient population.

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.

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Delivering Serious News

Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.

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Conducting a Family Meeting

Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.

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Advance Care Planning Conversations

How to initiate and conduct conversations about advance care planning.

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Discussing Prognosis

How to discuss patient prognosis in a manner that is sensitive, clear, and supportive.

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Clarifying Goals of Care

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

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Care Coordination

Guidance for all clinicians on improving communication and ensuring smooth transitions of care for patients living with serious illness.

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Supporting the Family Caregiver: The Burden of Serious Illness

Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.

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Course 1: Comprehensive Pain Assessment

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

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Depression

Prevalence, screening recommendations, and evidence-based strategies to treat depression in patients with serious illness.

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Anxiety

Prevalence, screening recommendations, and evidence-based strategies to treat anxiety in patients with serious illness.

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