Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care Program:
Transforming the Culture of 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 recommending integrative therapies.
• Increase patient and family satisfaction with your services.
• Help your organization be a leader in Integrative Care.

The organizational culture of palliative care is undergoing transformation toward greater focus on whole-person care, with the widespread demand and popularity of integrative therapies playing a key role in this movement. This comprehensive online course offers exclusive content by Candace Hammer Chaney RN-CHPN, PhD, Director of Complementary-Integrative Health Services at LHC Group, a national network of hospices, long-term acute care facilities, home health and community-based services; 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

This course addresses organizational culture change to embrace integrative care, how integrative therapies enhance the patient experience and satisfaction, payment and funding models, and the roles of caregiver education, community resources and academic partnerships.

You will gain a thorough grounding in:

  • How the movement toward integrative care is being driven by consumers
  • Enhancing the patient experience and increasing patient satisfaction with integrative therapies
  • Incorporating integrative therapies into health care providers’ clinical practice activities
  • Payment and funding models that facilitate use of integrative care
  • The role of caregiver education programs
  • Community resources and academic partnerships to facilitate integrative care
  • Challenges to organizational culture in the implementation of integrative care in PC settings
  • Practical strategies for design and implementation of integrative care services in PC settings

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

Candace Chaney, RN, PhD

Candace Hammer Chaney RN-CHPN, PhD

Dr. Hammer Chaney is Director of Complementary-Integrative Health Services, and Director of Volunteer Services, at LHC Group, a national network of hospices, long-term acute care facilities, home health and community-based services, with 30,000 employees across the US. As a nurse educator she provides training in best practices for use of integrative therapies in hospice and palliative care settings.


Caroline Hurd, MD

Dr. Hurd 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: $39

CE/CME Format: 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