Certificate in End-of-Life Care

Certificate in End-of-Life Care

In 2017, the Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning launched a certificate program for working professionals who wish to gain greater insight and knowledge in the field of end-of-life care.  This program offers training that professionals can practically apply when serving patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses.  Courses are taught by experienced clinicians with expertise in a variety of disciplines. 

Features of the program:

  • affordable
  • meaningful education
  • practical knowledge
  • online and in-person courses

Certificate Requirements

Each individual must complete courses as well as a written portion to complete this certificate program.

Completion of 10 courses offered through the Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning

  1. MANDATORY (all 7 must be completed)
  • Understanding the Hospice Benefit
  • Taking STOCK of Patients’ Needs: Hospice Eligibility
  • Complementary Therapies: Nurturing through the Senses
  • Difficult Conversations: Talking about End-of-Life issues
  • The Last Lap: Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life
  • With All I Have to Hold: Coping with End-of-Life Caregiving​
  • The Truth About Opioids
  1. ELECTIVE (Choose 3.  A variety of elective programs will be offered each year.  Below is an example of elective programs that may be offered.)
  • Providing Culturally Sensitive Care at the End of Life
  • Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning
  • Nutrition at the End of Life: Why are you Starving Grandma? 
  • Dementia at End of Life
  • Montgomery Hospice Annual Conference

**Courses that were completed as early as January 2014 can be used to meet certificate requirements.

Written Portion

Participants must complete three reflections challenging them to think through certain end-of-life topics.

Cost of program

The program cost is $100 which is to be submitted at the completion of certificate requirements. 

Register at https://goo.gl/forms/WrIkW7DsYAF5uH2r1 to receive a detailed description of certificate requirements. 

For more information, contact Isabel Tom, Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning Program Manager at itom@montgomeryhospice.org or 301-637-1866.  

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