Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care Certificate Program

The Integrative Palliative Care Certificate Program provides 9 CE/CME credits for multidisciplinary health professionals addressing the evidence-based use of integrative therapies applied to the unique patient needs and concerns seen in hospice and palliative care settings. Developed and tested through research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute*, the program features a distinguished faculty of experts (see below). The 9 program modules cover the following topic areas:

  • Introduction to Integrative Palliative Care
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Biofield Therapies
  • Expressive Arts
  • Massage Therapy and Touch Interventions
  • Mind-Body and Contemplative Therapies
  • Movement-based Therapies
  • Transforming the Culture of Care

Content includes expert interviews, historical background, mechanisms of action, reviews of the evidence specific to palliative care, grading of recommendations for specific symptoms, practical aspects of care planning and program implementation, cost and payment strategies, credentialing of providers, safety precautions and contraindications, and downloadable resource documents.

Accreditation. This program is accredited by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to provide 9 CE/CME credits for physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™), nurses, and non-physician health care providers (social workers, counselors, chaplains, administrators, etc.).

Program Directors

David Zucker, MD, PhD

Leila Kozak, PhD

Integrative Palliative Care Institute

Lu Marchand, MD, RN

William Collinge, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Integrative Palliative Care Institute

Guest Faculty

Susan Kristiniak, BSN, MSN, DHA

Daniel Hinshaw, MD

University of Michigan School of Medicine, and VA Ann Arbor

Kozak

Gary Deng, MD, PhD

Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gayle MacDonald, MEd, LMT

Susan Kristiniak, BSN, MSN, DHA

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Caroline Hurd, MD

Caroline Hurd, MD

Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington

Daniel Hinshaw, MD

Candace Chaney, RN, PhD

Hospice Director, C-Integrative Health Services, LHC Group

Daniel Hinshaw, MD

Candace Chaney, RN, PhD

Hospice Director, C-Integrative Health Services, LHC Group

Patricia Dewey Lambert, PhD,

David Zucker, MD, PhD

Cancer Rehabilitation Services, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

Patricia Dewey Lambert, PhD,

David Zucker, MD, PhD

Cancer Rehabilitation Services, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

Gary Deng, MD, PhD

Lu Marchand, MD, RN

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Washington

Collinge

Gayle MacDonald, MEd, LMT

Oncology Massage Education Associates, Portland, Oregon

Candace Chaney, RN, PhD

Harold Bob, MD

Five Star Physician Services, and Center for Reiki Research

Patricia Dewey Lambert, PhD

Arts in Healthcare Management, University of Oregon

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS. PUBLIC RELEASE IS ANTICIPATED FOR SUMMER 2023. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

*NCI grant #R44CA210723. Integrative Approaches in Palliative Care: Provider-Driven Online Continuing Education. Principal Investigators: William Collinge, PhD, MPH, and Leila Kozak, PhD.