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Palliative and Hospice Care graduate Certificate

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.

Requirements and Course Delivery

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.

Learning Outcomes

Why Study Palliative and Hospice Care at Grand Valley?

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