Welcome to the home of the first research-tested online CE/CME program on Integrative Palliative Care


Proven education based on our National Cancer Institute-sponsored research


Empowering patients, families and caregivers with practical guidance and skills


Visit our blog to discover interesting facts about integrative therapies in palliative care.

What is Integrative Palliative Care?

Integrative Palliative Care is the use of conventional and complementary approaches together for people living with serious illness or approaching end of life. It addresses the whole person as a multidimensional being – body, mind, spirit and relationships.

What we do

For health care professionals

We provide accredited high quality, interprofessional, research-tested continuing education on Integrative Palliative Care.

For organizations

We provide expert consultation to support health care organizations in planning and implementing Integrative Palliative Care programs and services.

For patients and families

We provide educational resources to support caregiving and well-being for patients, family members and their loved ones.

Praise for IPCI…

“Integrative palliative care is the new frontier. I applaud IPCI’s commitment and skill in producing high quality, evidence-based education to support this new evolution of the field.”

— Caroline Hurd, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Core Faculty, University of Washington Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence

“The culture of palliative care is fully realized only as an integrative, whole-person model. IPCI has the vision and resources to help lead the way and I am delighted to be part of this effort.” 

— Daniel Hinshaw, MD, FACS, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center; Prof Emeritus, University of Michigan Medical School

“IPCI is an exciting new resource that will benefit both professionals and families alike. I am pleased to be a part of this promising initiative to help transform the field.”

— Candace Chaney, PhD, RN-CHPN, Director of Integrative Health Services & Hospice, LHC Group

“IPCI is a valuable resource for those interested in an integrative medicine approach to palliative care. This will benefit patients, families, providers, organizations and the society at large.”

— Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Featured Courses & Resources

Integrative Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care: 9 Credit CE/CME Program

  • Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains, pharmacists, other health care professionals and administrators.
  • Description: 9 one-hour modules on evidence-based use of integrative therapies in palliative care settings. For multidisciplinary health care professionals.
  • CE/CME credits provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
  • Certificate in Integrative Palliative
    Care from IPCI on completion of the program.
Program detail

Touch, Caring and Cancer Program

  • Audience: General public.
  • Description: Family caregivers learn to use safe and simple touch and massage techniques for comfort to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in loved ones with cancer. 78-minute video program with downloadable PDF manual.
  • Evidence-based: Developed in research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese.
  • Cost: Free

Course Detail: EnglishCourse Detail: SpanishCourse Detail: MandarinCourse Detail: CantoneseCourse Detail: Vietnamese

Future Courses Planned for IPCI

  • Audience: Health care professionals as well as patients and family caregivers.
  • Description: Short courses as well as longer programs.
  • CE/CME credits available for multidisciplinary health care professionals.
  • Topics: Variety of topics in integrative palliative care, caregiver education.
  • Faculty: Experts from diverse disciplines, modalities and settings.
  • Invitation: Contact us if you would like to propose a topic.

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