Training Organizations

  • Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care (CAPC): CAPC has a wide selection of online courses and offers the widest selection to members. That said, non-members can still access webinars and some online modules.
  • CAPC Course Catalogue: CAPC also sponsors an information and education site for patients and families called Get Palliative Care. The site sponsors webinars, podcasts and offers articles and stories to educate.
  • Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: WSHPCO offers annual trainings, forums, webinars and a regularly scheduled Palliative Care Networking Call that focuses on topics.
  • Serious Illness Care: Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Serious illness care is one of many healthcare topics Ariadne Labs addresses with research and innovations.
  • VitalTalk: Research on effective communication skills for serious illness led to the development of this model and training program. The training is geared to providers but can be generalized by other clinical team members. The site also has a large number of free to view training videos that are linked to one-page quick guides that summarize key points for communication about serious illness.
  • Relias: Relias Academy offers online courses on a wide selection of topics and has a wide selection of palliative care courses including a series on ELNEC. (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) You can purchase single courses, subscribe to access to a catalog of courses or contract as an organization to have more learning management system type functions.
  • ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Education initiative to improve palliative care 
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: NHPCO offers conferences, certificate training programs, webinars, online learning and tools and resources.
  • The California State University Institute for Palliative Care: A nationally recognized leader in training on palliative care, the Institute offers instructor-led or self-paced courses for multiple disciplines.

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