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This post-baccalaureate certificate is designed to prepare individuals interested in palliative and hospice care with a deep understanding of the personal, professional, economic, and legal perspectives of delivering care to patients facing life-limiting disease, terminal illness, and death.
Person-centered, family-oriented care should be a priority, according
to the 2014 Institute of Medicine report, Dying in America.
The report acknowledges the need for better palliative care education
in order to meet the goal of high quality, affordable care for persons
with life-limiting illness.
Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university. It is not required to be admitted to a graduate degree program to be admitted to a certificate program.
A combination of in-seat and online classes is utilized by an
experienced interprofessional team of palliative and hospice care
faculty members and clinicians to deliver course content. The
certificate is coordinated through The Bonnie Wesorick Center for
Health Care Transformation.
Program also available in Traverse City.Format:
The certificate consists of 12 credit hours by completing four graduate level courses:
Quality palliative and hospice care must be consistent with a person’s values, beliefs, goals and preferences. Individuals skilled in palliative and hospice care will better assess treatment preferences, positioning organizations to better manage patient symptoms, increase patient satisfaction and ensure efficient use of organizational resources.
Deadline for fall semester is February 1. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
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