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Popular Demand Creates New Online Course: "Advanced Spirituality Practice in Palliative Care Certificate"

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"Advanced Spirituality Practice in Palliative Care Certificate" Course Starts Sept. 30th.  Click here for more information and to register.

New Course Created Due to Popular Demand...

...from the more than 400 satisfied students who asked for more after completing the online fundamentals course The Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate offered jointly by the California State University Institute for Palliative Care and HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™.

"Advanced Spirituality Practice in Palliative Care Certificate" Course

This advanced course explores specific topics in an in-depth manner that requires participants to engage in deeper critical thinking which can be articulated into advanced practice, enhancing professional practice and leadership in the provision of spiritual care as an integral component of palliative care.

Students Say:

"This is another outstanding course with excellent resources and rich discussion. I highly recommend this course to professionals who wish to expand their spiritual care and palliative care practice."

Learning Objectives:

  1. Integrate knowledge of palliative care into contributions to the plan of care
  2. Distinguish and demonstrate application of ways in which chaplains assist patients and families, in partnership with the team, in identifying the benefits and burdens of specific medical interventions
  3. Demonstrate and apply expertise in palliative care communication skills to assist in goal clarification in patient/family meetings
  4. Through spiritual assessment, define, document, formulate goals, interventions, and plans that can be articulated clearly in each palliative care situation, applied appropriately, and modified based on changes in the status of patient or situation
  5. Utilize QI data to refine palliative care programs and services specific to chaplaincy.
  6. Identify, recommend, and integrate diversity concepts, needs, and interventions into patient/family care plan.
  7. Analyze the needs and construct assessments and interventions specific to marginalized patient populations
  8. Identify and execute best practices for incorporating chaplaincy assessment and documentation planning/continuity of care

This Course Is For:

  • Chaplains who have completed the Palliative Care Chaplaincy Care Certificate course who want to build upon that knowledge base and continue to develop their skills to improve patient outcomes
  • Board certified chaplains wishing to enhance preparation for a specialty certification from a professional chaplaincy association
  • Department directors who meet the course requirements and desire to build upon the expertise and contributions of the palliative care team

Course Prerequisites:

Successfully completed the foundational course: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate


Obtained Board certification from a professional chaplaincy association

Registration Now Open for Course Starting September 30th

  • Instructor-Led Online Course
  • 56 Continuing Education Hours

Questions? Please call: 760-750-4006.




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