COVID-19 response - FREE COURSE for patients and caregivers: learn how to offer safe touch and massage interventions at home for comfort care.


IPCI is the future home of our online CE/CME evidence-based course funded by the
National Cancer Institute


Learn about the Touch, Caring & Cancer program on our Courses page, NOW AVAILABLE for FREE in response to Covid-19. Sign up for our emails to receive course updates and helpful resources.


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Caroline Hurd, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Core Faculty, U Washington Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence

“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.”

Daniel Hinshaw, MD, FACS

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, U Michigan Geriatrics Center; Prof Emeritus, UM Med School

“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.” 

Candace Chaney, PhD, RN-CHPN

Director of Integrative Health Services & Hospice, LHC Group

“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.”

Gary Deng, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“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.”

What is Integrative Palliative Care?

Integrative Palliative Care is the use of conventional and complementary approaches together in providing care for people facing serious illness or 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, evidence-based, interprofessional 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.

Featured Courses & Resources

COVID-19 Response: Free Access to the “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

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COVID-19 Response: “Palliative Care at Home” Video Series

  • Audience: General public.
  • Description: The COVID-19 pandemic limits patient access to palliative care services. Palliative Care at Home is a video series providing family caregivers brief instruction in safe and simple use of complementary therapies to support quality of life for loved ones in need of palliative care.
  • Evidence-based: Instruction based on research for safety and effectiveness
  • Cost: Free

Integrative Therapies in Palliative
Care: 9-Course CE/CME Program

  • Audience: physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains, pharmacists, others.
  • Description: 9 one-credit courses on evidence-based use of integrative therapies in palliative care settings. For multidisciplinary health care professionals
  • Continuing education credits: Each 1-hour course earns 1 ME/CEU. Take as many courses as you wish.
  • Certificate in Integrative Palliative
    Care given by IPCI on completion of all 9 courses
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