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Illinois Palliative Care MOOC

  • IHA | IHHC | SIU Med




    Whether you’re new to Palliative Care or looking to deepen your knowledge of it, you came to the right course!


    Successful Palliative Care programs utilize a multi-disciplinary approach across the continuum of care. This multi-disciplinary team of health care providers—physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, family and other caregivers—help patients and their family members address complex symptoms, coordinate care, and better understand the variety of decisions they will face as they navigate through the health care system. Avoiding hospital readmissions is covered throughout the course.



    What is a MOOC?


    MOOC = Massive Open Online Course. It’s a self-paced, online course using multimedia that can be completed gradually or in one sitting. It connects you with other thought leaders and subject matter experts, locally and globally, through online forums and discussion groups.


    Course Overview


    This course will demonstrate how Palliative Care’s comprehensive symptom management and social services support network can be tailored to the unique needs of patients and their families throughout the trajectory of serious illness. Following are the six modules, most of which are broken down into 5-10 minute video segments:


    • Integrated Delivery of Palliative Care
    • Pain Management in Palliative Care
    • Optimizing Care Transitions and Advance Care Planning
    • Innovative Approaches in the Provision of Care
    • The Business Case for Palliative Care
    • Addressing Disparities in Palliative Care


    The course is free for non-credit seekers, $60 for those seeking CME/CEU credit.


    Session Dates


    The course officially begins January 21, and will be offered in eight-week increments throughout 2015.




    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council, Illinois Hospital Association and the University of Illinois Springfield. The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




    The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine designates this Internet-enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. SIU School of Medicine is pre-approved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 6.0 contact hours for completing this activity. SIU School of Medicine is a licensed provider for continuing education for nursing home administrators (license #139-000027), social workers (license #159-000106), professional counselors/clinical counselors (license #197-000073), and clinical psychologists (license #268-000008). This activity offers 6 CE hours.


    You must complete each module to receive credit. To achieve a passing grade, you will need to score at least 70% on the quiz. (You will have three attempts to complete the quiz.) After successful completion of the module (including pre- and post-test) AND completion of the evaluation, a certificate will be available for you to print.


    Presenters and Partners


    National thought leaders in this MOOC include:


    • Kelly Armstrong, PhD
    • Josh Baru, MD
    • Julie Goldstein, MD
    • Craig Klugman, PhD
    • Bonny Kohr, RN, CHCE, HCS-D
    • Diane Meier, MD, FACP
    • Judith Paice, RN, PhD, FAAN
    • Russell Portenoy, MD
    • Walter Rosenberg, MSW, LCSW
    • Pat Rutherford
    • Judith Skretny
    • Tracey Smith, DNP
    • Jennifer Temel, MD
    • Martha Twaddle, MD


    Click Here to Register Today!


    The Illinois Hospital Association and the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council thank our MOOC partners from the University of Illinois Springfield and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for making the course possible.

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    Thanks also to the American Society of Association Executives for their generous grant.


    Innovation Grants Program Recipient 2013-2014. Sponsored by the ASAE Foundation and major supporter SunTrust Foundation

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