Palliative Care Always

Palliative care is about patient-centered practice. Professor Kavitha Ramchandran’s Palliative Care Always MOOC therefore features scenes that follow the trajectory of a fictional patient’s cancer treatment from diagnosis until death. This course uses her story to teach caregivers of all stripes (physicians, social workers, nurses, chaplains, etc.) the essentials of compassionate communication, interdisciplinary treatment, basic symptom management, and more. Because the course aims to teach effective practice, participants are required to engage in role-plays and discussions via Google Hangouts.