The program is comprised of the following nine individual modules developed by experts in the palliative care. The program will be taught by Gary E. Myers, Ph.D., M.Div., Deputy Director, Continuing and Professional Studies at HealthCare Chaplaincy.
Course Modules and Authors
|History and Philosophy of Palliative Care||
|Spiritual, Existential and Emotional Issues||
|Family Systems and Group Facilitation||
|Ethics and Common Palliative Care Issues||
Nancy Berlinger, MDiv, PhD
|Social and Cultural Influences on Palliative Care||
The Rev. Sue Wintz, BCC
|Chaplain Leadership as Mentorship||The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Chaplaincy Care Leadership & Practice
Past President, Association of Professional Chaplains
|Ethics/Critical Reasoning Using Cases||
Gary E. Myers, MDiv, PhD,
|Professional Wellness While Working in Palliative Care||Martha Rutland, D. Min., BCC, ACPE
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Director of CPE at VITAS
|Palliative Care: Science and Religion Together Again||Linda L. Emanuel, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Research & Education
Director, Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society-
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Participants will have one week to complete each module. Participants may expect to spend 8 to 10 hours a week on the reading and assignments for the course.
Course work includes activities designed to enhance learning through questions/answer sessions, interactive case studies, opportunities for students to apply knowledge in virtual palliative care contexts, and the ability to interact with fellow participants in an online community cohort.
All participants that proficiently complete the coursework will receive a certificate of completion from the California State University Institute for Palliative Care at Cal State San Marcos and HealthCare Chaplaincy.
The program of study is designed to benefit both Board Certified and Non-Board Certified chaplains working as, or preparing to work as, palliative care chaplains, as well as other spiritual care and health care providers involved in or interested in spirituality in the field of palliative care.
**The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 8 Continuing Education Hours per Module for a total of 72 Continuing Education Hours**