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Are you interested in learning about Palliative Care?

Posted about 1 year ago by Nancy Lawton

The application for the UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is due May 1st! This innovative, interprofessional curriculum is one of the few programs nationally designed for practicing healthcare professionals from nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care, and other disciplines to train together in palliative care principles and skills.

Jointly offered through the UW Schools of Medicine and Nursing, this certificate is ideal for the working professional. During this 9-month graduate certificate, our world-renowned faculty use weekly interactive distance learning(webinars, online modules, discussion boards, etc.), peer and faculty mentoring and quarterly in-person workshops to help participants develop their expertise in three key areas of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training, and systems integration. In addition, the certificate course includes VitalTalk® training, which is a highly regarded national model for expert communication skills about serious illness. 

Core Faculty: 

  • Ardith Doorenbos PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Caroline Hurd MD
  • Helene Starks PhD, MPH

Expert Faculty: 

  • Anne Anderson, RN
  • Tonda Anderson, PA-C
  • Anthony Back MD
  • J. Randall Curtis MD, MPH
  • James Fausto MD
  • Sharmon Figenshaw ARNP, ACHPN
  • Carol Kummet LICSW, MTS
  • Taryn Lindhorst PhD
  • Lu Marchand MD, BSN, FAAHPM
  • Susan Merel, MD
  • Grady Paden MD
  • Elizabeth Perry, MSW
  • Rainy Sauer, MDiv, BCC
  • Kathryn Schlenker DO
  • Bruce Smith, MD
  • Patsy Treece, RN
  • Joan M. Teno MD, MS
  • Jody Waldron, MD

One of our faculty, Dr. Caroline Hurd has created a video to share more information about the Graduate Certificate with you.  If you want to skip ahead and hear detailed information about the curriculum, scroll about 10 minutes into the video.  You can find the video here: UW Palliative Care Graduate Certificate. Please also feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested!

The application deadline for Autumn 2018 start is May 1, 2018. To view the application instructions and begin your application please click here.  To learn more about the Graduate Certificate please visit our webpage.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions,

Dani Brace, MPH
Program Manager, Palliative Care Training Center
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
T620-B, Health Science Building, Box 357266
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

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