Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care
Department of Health Sciences
Clinical studies have found that complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) are associated with abatement of symptoms, including anxiety and pain, and the improvement in mood and sense of control. The use of complementary and integrative therapies is relatively common in end-of-life care, with at least one half of hospices offering CIT and approximately one third to one half of hospice patients report having used a form of CIT as part of their care. This program will provide practitioners the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the dying patient and their family, while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care.
Drexel's new certificate of advanced study in holistic hospice and palliative care program consists of 4 courses, all delivered in an online format. Courses may be taken in any sequence, which allows a student to begin the certificate in any quarter. The certificate is designed to attract a wide range of health care students and professionals from a variety of disciplines who are interested in a delivery of care and services that not only focus on the traditional aspects of end-of-life care, but also integrate complementary and integrative therapies modalities.
This program will go into effect in academic year 2013-2014.