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GERON 6564 Interdisciplinary Approach to End-of-Life/Palliative Care
Credit hours: 2 per Semester
Cluster: Gerontology,


Course Level: Masters

Course Type: Masters


Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor Permission

Course Description: ATTENTION: THIS IS A MASTERS LEVEL COURSE. Health care providers, regardless of practice settings, will inevitably work with patients facing acute or long-term situations involving life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief, and bereavement. These patients and their families experience a variety of needs throughout their time of illness. These needs are addressed by the help of many professional disciplines specifically trained to diagnose and treat these needs. This course provides an interdisciplinary (e.g., medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, ethics) discourse on the provision of holistic (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual) care for patients and their families experiencing life-limiting disease. The course will introduce health professional students to the knowledge, skills and values within each discipline necessary to meet the needs of this population. Students will learn both unique, discipline-specific knowledge and skills in working with the dying as well as knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively as a collaborating member of the interdisciplinary health care team. For a more complete course description contact Heather Clarkson


Method of Instruction: synchronous

Delivery Platform: Internet Video Conferencing

Campus visits required: none

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson



Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate


Other considerations: All students welcome!


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 091
Instructor: Denise Ward, DNP
Seats: 2
Credits: 2 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-21
End Date: 05-05-21

This course meets using Internet Video Conferencing (or Zoom, depending on instructor preference). Please make sure you are available to attend class: Tuesdays, 5:30PM-7:30PM in the mountain time zone.

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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