Educational & Training Resources

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The following resources offer end-of-life care related educational programs, classes, curriculum and training resources.

Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-678-2811 or 401-434-1916

Certificate of Thanatology
This certificate is comprised of a series of 8 undergraduate courses, and can be taken on its own or as a program to enrich caregiving and service professions.

HMS Center for Palliative Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Founders House 606
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-9509

Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care offers educational programs for physicians and nurses.

Massachusetts Medical Society
End of Life Care Series (3 Modules) - Online CME courses.
Module 1: Ethics and end of life
Module 2: Communication and conflict
Module 3: Advance care planning

Salem State College Graduate School of Social Work
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-542-6340
Fax: 978-542-7215

Salem State College School of Social Work offers an MSW with a concentration in End-of-Life Care that prepares students for direct practice with those who are dying or facing traumatic loss.

Smith College School for Social Work, End of Life Certificate Program
Smith College School of Social Work

Lilly Hall
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
Phone: 413-585-3722
Fax: 413-585-7994

Smith College School of Social Work offers an Advanced Training Certificate for Post Master's Clinically-trained Social Workers In End-of-Life Care.

ADEC Association for Death Education and Counseling (Certification in Thanatology)

342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
Phone: 806-586-7503

The Association for Death Education and Counseling is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, care of the dying, and bereavement counseling, and offers a Certification in Thanatology.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
4700 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Phone: 847-375-4712

AAHPM is an organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in palliative medicine.

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1255 Fifth Avenue, Suite C-2
New York, NY 10029-6524
Phone: 212-201-2670

CAPC is dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings, and offers a comprehensive series of management training seminars geared to helping health care professionals develop palliative care programs in hospitals.

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone 202-463-6930

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, whose primary goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life cares.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Penn Center West One, Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Phone: 412-787-9301
Fax: 412-787-9305

The purpose of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.

Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast
Caregiving at Life's End-The National Train-the-Trainer Program
300 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-586-4432

This is a grant-funded program through the Administration on Aging. The toolkit includes handouts, the Caregiver Community Curriculum, the Train-the Trainer manual, developing a Caregiver Engagement Plan, the needs assessment and caregiver and trainer resources. Copyright, February 2003.

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
Penn Center West One
Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Phone: 412-787-9301

NBCHPN promotes a certification process that advances quality in the provision of end of life care, and certifies nurses at NA, LPN, RN, and APN level.



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