Education is crucial to developing the skills necessary to having quality conversations about advance care planning and POLST, and building a diverse understanding of palliative and end-of-life care for people of all ages.

Join the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California for these exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge and expertise.


Education Opportunities

Palliative Care Webinars

CCCC hosts one-hour professional development webinars to provide education on unique aspects of palliative care designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Past webinars have focused on topics as diverse as community-based palliative care, telemedicine, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the roles of specialists in the palliative care setting. UPCOMING WEBINAR: TBA

End of Life Option Act conversation training

California End of Life Option Act: Key Concepts & Critical Conversation Skills for Providers is an interactive workshop where participants will review key aspects of the law and learn how it could impact providers and organizations. You will also have the opportunity to practice conversation skills for engaging your patients to explore and discuss their end-of-life concerns and preferences. Next training: October 13, 2016

Advance Care Planning

Let’s Talk: Promoting and engaging in advance care planning is a workshop is for people who want to engage organizations and the public in advance care planning. Learn how to get the conversation started, the nuts and bolts of advance directives, and how to navigate discussion on the topic. Next training: November 3, 2016

CSU Institute for Palliative CareEffective Advance Care Planning: Skills Building for the Entire Organization was designed to expand the workforce of skilled professionals trained to promote and facilitate advance care planning in all care settings. The courses detail critical components of advance care planning in the context of the new Medicare reimbursement. 24/7 ONLINE TRAINING. Learn more.

Culturally Congruent Care

Providing culturally congruent care is key to the delivery of person-centered care. Our Building Bridges workshop is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore their own cultural biases, the role culture and ethnicity play at end of life, and role-play culturally sensitive discussions about palliative medicine and end-of-life care with patients and their families. The next training will be scheduled soon. Sign up for our interest list.

POLST

POLST: It Starts with a Conversation is the gold-standard in POLST education. This two-day train-the-trainer course uses the standardized California POLST training curriculum, and includes a series of educational modules and interactive exercises designed to increase competence with the POLST Paradigm. Next Training: October 19-20, 2016 and November 8-9, 2016.

CSU Institute for Palliative CareWorking With POLST For Professionals is a 3-hour online self-paced course designed to help the healthcare professional understand the role and value of the POLST form, and how to employ it in documenting and honoring patient wishes. 24/7 ONLINE TRAINING. Learn more.

Pediatric palliative care advocacy and educationPOLST for Pediatrics

Conversations about end-of-life care are never easy, especially when the care concerns a seriously ill child. CHPCC, together with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, has developed a curriculum that teaches clinicians how to have sensitive, meaningful end-of-life care discussions with parents about their child. Released in 2012, the curriculum guides doctors, nurses, and other providers in using a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form to record parents’ wishes for their child’s care in the final days of life. Sign up for our interest list.

Annual Summit

Now in its 9th year, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Annual Summit is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, chaplains, patients and others interested in best practices, quality and policy as it pertains to palliative care. March 13-14, 2017: Sacramento, CA. Learn more at CCCCsummit.org.