Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care Certificate Program

The Integrative Palliative Care Certificate Program provides 9 CE/CME credits for multidisciplinary health professionals addressing the evidence-based use of integrative therapies applied to the unique patient needs and concerns seen in palliative care settings. Developed through research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute*, the program features a distinguished faculty of experts (see below). The 9 program modules cover the following topic areas:

  • Introduction to Integrative Palliative Care
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Biofield Therapies
  • Expressive Arts
  • Massage Therapy and Touch Interventions
  • Mind-Body and Contemplative Therapies
  • Movement-based Therapies
  • Transforming the Culture of Care

Content includes expert interviews, historical background, mechanisms of action, reviews of the evidence specific to palliative care, grading of recommendations for specific symptoms, practical aspects of care planning and program implementation, cost and payment strategies, credentialing of providers, safety precautions and contraindications, and downloadable resource documents.

Accreditation. This program is accredited by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to provide 9 CE/CME credits for physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™), nurses, and non-physician health care providers (social workers, counselors, chaplains, administrators, etc.).

Program Directors

Leila Kozak, PhD, Integrative Palliative Care Institute

William Collinge, PhD, MPH, LCSW, Integrative Palliative Care Institute

Guest Faculty

Daniel Hinshaw, MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, and VA Ann Arbor

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Susan Kristiniak, BSN, MSN, DHA, Northwest Health, Bentonville, AR, and Drexel University

Caroline Hurd, MD, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington

Candace Chaney, RN, PhD, Hospice Director, C-Integrative Health Services, LHC Group

David Zucker, MD, PhD, Cancer Rehabilitation Services, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

Lu Marchand, MD, RN, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Washington

Gayle MacDonald, MEd, LMT, Oncology Massage Education Associates, Portland, Oregon

Harold Bob, MD, Five Star Physician Services, and Center for Reiki Research

Patricia Dewey Lambert, PhD, Arts in Healthcare Management, University of Oregon

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS. TO LEARN ABOUT THE STUDY AND SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE CLICK HERE.

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*NCI grant #R44CA210723. Integrative Approaches in Palliative Care: Provider-Driven Online Continuing Education. Principal Investigators: William Collinge, PhD, MPH, and Leila Kozak, PhD.