Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care Program:
Introduction to Integrative Palliative Care

Two Formats Available: Self-Paced "FastTrack", or CE/CME Format with 1 Credit

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

Learn about the evolution of the concept “integrative palliative care” in the US and how integrative therapies can contribute to a whole-person approach. This comprehensive online course offers exclusive content by Daniel Hinshaw, MD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and founding director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at the VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor; and Caroline Hurd, MD, palliative care physician at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and co-director of the Palliative Care Training Center, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence.

What You'll Learn in This Course

You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts underlying the development of integrative palliative care services and evidence-informed practice.

Topics include:

• Definition of integrative palliative care
• Understanding the vocabulary of “alternative”, “complementary” and “integrative”
• Contributions of integrative therapies in palliative care
• International and cross-cultural perspectives
• Joint Commission standards
• The current state of implementation in diverse palliative care settings
• Challenges and opportunities for implementation
• State of the evidence for use of integrative therapies in palliative care
• Challenges in research on complementary therapies
• How the concept of “evidence” applies in integrative care

The course also gives you resource links to more detailed information and introduces the seven leading modalities covered in individual modules of the full program.

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.

Guest Faculty

Hinshaw

Daniel Hinshaw, MD

University of Michigan School of Medicine, and VA Ann Arbor

Is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and consultant in palliative medicine at the UM Geriatrics Center. He was founding director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where he also served as chief of surgery and chief of medical staff.

Hurd

Caroline Hurd, MD

Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington

Is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Palliative Medicine and a palliative care physician at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She co-directs the Palliative Care Training Center as part of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, where she trains interprofessional clinicians in palliative care skills.

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.

Two Formats Available

Self-Paced "FastTrack": For those who don't need CE/CME credits. Learn at your own pace, and stream all content without quizzes or tests.

CE/CME Format: Receive 1 CE/CME credit from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), a Jointly Accredited Provider of Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. See full details on accreditations here.

Enrollment Options

This Course

Self-Paced "FastTrack" Format. Tuition: $39

CE/CME Format. Tuition: See NHPCO Options.

All Program 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