"Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care" course still has space available

Author: Stephanie Healey

Preprofessional student volunteer at SJRMC

There are still spots available for the Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care course (SC 4335—01) (72kb PDF). The course will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the Registrar's Office website for more information about registering for the class. 

This one-credit pass/fail course is designed to provide undergraduate students with an introductory understanding of palliative and hospice care.  It is designed specifically for undergraduates interested in careers in medicine, but can also be useful to student aspiring to other helping professions.  This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of what is palliative and hospice care focusing on how this care is given in the current healthcare system and an introduction to how this care is given in practice.  Students will also be given an introduction in compassionate interpersonal communication skills that are needed in caring for people who are in need of palliative care and for people who are dying.  A number of films will be used including Frontline documentary “Facing Death” and “Okuyamba.”

Please read the course description (72 kb PDF) for more information.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact:

Dominic O. Vachon. M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
Phone: 574-631-9536