HLT6120 Advanced Interprofessional Palliative Care

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. David Simmons

Course Description:

As modern healthcare continues to grow in complexity, palliative care is taking a greater role in the care of patients. Interprofessional pallaitive care team contribute to delivering high quality of care. Students in this course will develop skills to advance in their role as an interprofessional team member by examining issues of quality improvement, leadership, and policy development.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students who minister in the healthcare context need the skills to advocate for spiritual care to the larger medical community and to develop better systems that will meet the overall needs of patients. Students who master these skills will be able to act as leader in an interprofessional care team and work for more effective care in the system in which they operate.

Why This Course Is Important:

Spiritual care works more effectively when it is integrated into the larger network of care that the patient is receiving. It is imperative that today’s spiritual care workers are able to speak to the larger systemic issues effecting quality of care and healthcare outcomes of their paitents.