Learning Objectives

Advancing the Knowledge of Healthcare Professionals and Volunteers

  • Describe best practices and innovations in serious illness and end-of-life care.
  • Describe specific pain and symptom management interventions for patients receiving hospice and/or palliative care.
  • Identify common emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and professionals caring for patients with serious illness and end-of-life.
  • Identify techniques to address complex family dynamics, grief, bereavement, and trauma at the end-of-life. Describe the ethical challenges related to caring for patients with serious illness or at the end-of-life.
  • Describe hospice and palliative care regulations, policies, and reimbursement strategies and identify strategies for compliance. Identify strategies to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care across all Minnesota communities.
  • Identify strategies to improve quality of hospice and palliative care services for underrepresented groups.