End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation.
The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.
The Certificate in End of Life Care distinguishes you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in this special field of health care. The program enhances professional marketability, builds skills and competencies, fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals, and develops an interdisciplinary perspective on end-of-life care.
This certification program provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing chronic, terminal illnesses through a wide range of professional career paths. There are opportunities in nursing, teaching, administration, and research that focus on the needs and interests of these patients. These opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.