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Stanford University

Palliative Care Always

Stanford University via Coursera Specialization


Palliative Care Always is a specialization for health care practitioners, patients and caregivers. We’ve designed this specialization to demonstrate how palliative medicine integrates with patient care, and to help you develop primary palliative care skills. Over the next five courses, you will develop skills in symptom management, goals of care and effective communication to improve the quality of life for patients and families suffering with serious illness. Our hope is that you feel increasingly equipped to support the diverse needs of your patients and your own needs. CME Accreditation The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. View the full CME accreditation information on the individual course FAQ page.


Course 1: Essentials of Palliative Care
- Offered by Stanford University. This course starts you on your journey of integrating primary palliative care into your daily lives. You ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Symptom Management in Palliative Care
- Offered by Stanford University. This course should be taken after the Essentials of Palliative Care course and continues building your ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Transitions in Care from Survivorship to Hospice
- Offered by Stanford University. This course should be taken after the Symptom Management course and continues building your primary ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Supporting Families and Caregivers
- Offered by Stanford University. This course takes a deep dive into the challenges families and friends of a patient with serious illness ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Palliative Care Always Capstone Course
- Offered by Stanford University. The Palliative Care Always Capstone course is designed to let you test your knowledge about palliative and ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Joshua C. Fronk, Kavitha Ramchandran and Manuela Kogon

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