Palliative Care: It’s not Just Hospice Anymore

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The University of Colorado’s Palliative Care Coursera Specialization launched about a month ago and people all over the world are starting to find their way to the course. I wanted to share with you the experience that a student sent us.

Dear all,My name is A…., I live in Moscow, Russia. A year ago I became a volunteer in a big Palliative Care Centre in Moscow. This experience made me change my career path and a few months ago I entered the college to study nursing (although I already have a university degree in marketing). I love to study and to expand my knowledges, so I was looking for some online course in Palliative care, and the course I found here on Coursera – your course- exceeded all my expectations. I’m so grateful to all of you. It was very helpful, very useful. I’ve learned so many precious things that can be implemented into my volunteer work when I communicate with patients. Thank you so much. I’m going to the next course (of course!) and hope to see all of you there again.Wishing you all the best,A….

We are thrilled to hear from people both here in the US but also around the world that might find these courses helpful.  Coursera, is available wherever there is internet and students can easily apply to have fees waived when there is financial need.

Please take a look at the Coursera course and pass it on others who might benefit.

Palliative Care: It’s Not Just Hospice Anymore includes 5 courses covering core palliative care concepts and skills using realistic patient scenarios:

  • Easing Suffering
  • Easing Pain
  • Easing Physical Symptoms
  • Easing Psychological, Spiritual, and Social Distress
  • Capstone Project: Learners apply what they learned in the first 4 courses

Learners gain knowledge about palliative care and are able to immediately apply primary palliative care skills at work or home. Completion of each course earns the learner a Coursera Course Certificate. If desired, learners can submit one or more of these Coursera Certificates for CE, CNE, or CME credits (coming November 2018). Once all 5 courses are completed, learners earn a Coursera Specialization Certificate in Palliative Care, validating the valuable skills and knowledge acquired by the learner.

These courses have been developed by the Coursera Palliative Care Team from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Team members teach in the Interprofessional Graduate Certificate and Master of Science in Palliative Care Degree Programs, which develop Palliative Care Community Specialists. For more information:


You can make a difference in someone’s life today! Enroll now at

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