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Free Palliative Care Training Videos for Case Managers

Do you have a palliative care champion for your organization that would like more training? Perhaps you want to give your staff the skills to provide primary palliative care. Budget constraints may hinder you from offering this training. What if you could offer this training for FREE?  Now you can! The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is offering free Palliative Care Training Videos for Case Managers.

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is a New York-based not-for-profit organization affiliated with MJHS, the integrated health system founded by the Four Brooklyn Ladies in 1907.  The goal of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is to promote access to evidence-based, specialist-level palliative care for patients and families coping with serious or advanced illness, whenever and wherever palliative care is need across the continuum of health care. They pursue this goal through an array of on-site and web-based educational programs and thorough research that focuses on the needs of populations with serious illness.

The Executive Director of the Institute is Russell Portenoy, MD. Voted one of the 30 “visionaries” in palliative care by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, he is responsible for overseeing organization, planning, implementation, tracking and dissemination of the Institute’s work.  He is Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, the official journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and co-edits the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine.”

The Institute is now offering a 13 FREE on-demand series of webinars covering topics in palliative care relevant to case managers caring for seriously ill patients. The webinars focus on understanding the needs and care options for those with serious illness from the time of diagnosis through the end of life with an emphasis on communicating with patients, families, and providers. Continuing Education credit is available and approved through the Commission for Case Manger Certification. Courses are taught by experts in the field and include:

  • Assessment and Management of Impending Death
  • Caregiving Professionally: Putting out Fires Everyday but at Risk for Burnout
  • Communication in Palliative Care: Serious Illness Discussions
  • Communication with Patients and Families at End-of Life
  • Family Meetings in Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Hospice:  Current Perspective
  • Interprofessional Team Conflict
  • A Key Outcome of Advance Care Planning: The Advance Directive
  • Nursing Assessment and Case Management
  • Nursing Assessment and Management of Pain in Advanced Illness
  • Nursing Care in the Final Hours of Life
  • Nursing Symptom Assessment and Management in Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Understanding and Improving Hospice Underutilization

These FREE sessions would be a great place to start palliative care training for your nurses, practitioners and other healthcare professionals like social workers and chaplains. Click here for more information on this great opportunity.

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