Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care Program:
Aromatherapy

Opportunity to Earn Up to 3 CE/CME Credits with Self-Paced, Reflective Learning

• Help your patients have effective whole-person care.
• Gain new confidence in recommending integrative therapies.
• Increase patient and family satisfaction with your services.
• Help your organization be a leader in Integrative Care.

Learn about current uses of aromatherapy in hospice and palliative care settings from leading experts in the field. This comprehensive self-paced online course offers the opportunity to earn up to 3 CE/CME credits for health care professionals, with exclusive content by Susan Kristiniak, BSN, MSN, DHA of the Drexel University School of Nursing Complementary Integrative Health Graduate Program.

What You'll Learn in This Course

You will learn everything you need to know about making evidence-informed recommendations of aromatherapy in hospice and palliative care settings.

Topics include:

  • Theory and mechanisms of action
  • Common uses in palliative care populations
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Safety precautions
  • Logistical and practical needs for delivery
  • Cost and payment strategies
  • Credentialing of providers
  • Evidence for symptoms seen in palliative care
  • Common questions and myths
  • How to communicate about the modality with patients, family members and colleagues

The course also gives you resource links to more detailed information and key studies, and a downloadable evidence table (PDF) summarizing key studies on use with common symptoms seen in palliative care, with PubMed links and a grading system for confidence in treatment recommendations.

Proven Impact on Practice!

This course is one of nine that form the Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care ProgramThe National Cancer Institute sponsored the original development and evaluation of this educational program. In a randomized controlled trial with 170 physicians, nurses, social workers and other palliative care professionals, the program led to highly significant changes in practice behaviors that promote integrative care. Publication of study results is forthcoming, and will mark this as the first online continuing education course with documented impact on practice behaviors that promote integrative care.

Research participants in the NCI-sponsored study received CE/CME credit granted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Now that the study is completed, IPCI is pleased to make the program available to all with the opportunity to earn CE/CME credit via CMEfy, a platform that helps clinicians discover learning inspirations and pathways to continuing education opportunities that may reward CME/CE credits. See "About the CE/CME Opportunity" below for more details.

Guest Faculty

Kristiniak

Susan Kristiniak, BSN, MSN, DHA

She is a certified nurse aromatherapist who has been integrating aromatherapy practices into nursing care since 2004. She is Vice President of Clinical Design and Performance Improvement at RVH Solutions, Adjunct Faculty at Birchtree Center for Health Transformation, and Adjunct Faculty and Chair of the Aromatherapy and Phytotherapy sequence in the Master's program in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel University. She also serves on the Research and Clinical boards for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

Course Directors

Leila Kozak, PhD and William Collinge, PhD, MPH, founders of IPCI and principal investigators of the NCI-sponsored research, created the content and developed the collaborations for the Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care Program

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Leila Kozak, PhD

Director of IPCI

She has led NIH- and VA-funded research and implementation projects on integrative therapies in supportive cancer and palliative care, hospice and geriatrics. A former Whole Health Champion for the VA's Office of Patient-Centered Care & Cultural Transformation, she has taught integrative care at medical, nursing and psychology schools.

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William Collinge, MPH, PhD, LCSW

Associate Director of IPCI

He has led NIH-funded studies on integrative therapies, mental health, palliative care and caregiver education. He has been a scientific review administrator for NIH and the DoD, has clinical background in both integrative oncology and community mental health, and has taught at several universities.

About the CE/CME Opportunity

This experience is powered by CMEfy – help clinicians discover learning inspirations and pathways to continuing education opportunities that may reward CME/CE credits. Learn more at about.cmefy.com/cme-info.

Tuition

$60. The base tuition includes the opportunity to earn 1 CE/CME credit. Up to 2 additional CE/CME opportunities at $10 each with a maximum of 3 credit opportunities available per course.

Individual Courses

To enroll in or learn more about an individual course just click its link below. Contact us for more information or support.

Course 1: Introduction to Integrative Palliative Care

Course 2: Acupuncture

Course 3: Aromatherapy

Course 4: Biofield Therapies

Course 5: Expressive Arts Therapies

Course 6: Massage and Touch Therapy Interventions

Course 7: Mind-Body and Contemplative Therapies

Course 8: Movement-Based Therapies

Course 9: Transforming the Culture of Care