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American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 9-module Primer

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Learning Objectives

  • Hospice & palliative care principles
  • Pain management
  • Ethical & legal issues

Course Description

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 9-module Primer provides a critical foundation for practitioners who want to understand the principles of hospice and palliative medicine.

The modules in this course can be purchased separately or as a 9-module bundle.

  • The Hospice and Palliative Care Approach to Serious Illness (Essentials 1)
  • Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain (Essentials 2)
  • Assessing and Treating Pain (Essentials 3)
  • Managing Nonpain Symptoms (Essentials 4)
  • Communication and Teamwork (Essentials 5)
  • Ethical and Legal Issues (Essentials 6)
  • Caring for People with HIV/AIDS (Essentials 7)
  • Caring for Pediatric Patients (Essentials 8)
  • Caring for Patients with Chronic Illnesses: Dementia, COPD, and CHF (Essentials 9)

Author Information

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the professional organization for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Since 1988, AAHPM has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with serious illnesses.

Did You Know...

  • In 2014, about 67,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers served about 9 million people in the United States
  • In 2015, hospice patients received a total of 96,052,577 days of care paid for by Medicare

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