Hospice and Palliative Care

Providing health care for those who are at the end of their lives requires a compassionate, loyal, motivated caregiver with an interest in serving the community.  Hospice is a health care specialty that involves the treatment of some of the most seriously ill patients.  A hospice certification is perfect for those allied health care professionals who want to specialize in this extremely important and vital service.  This certification program aligns well with the fields of rehabilitation professionals, medical assistants, nursing assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and clergy members.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will be able to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Distinguishing among societies prevailing philosophies of death and the afterlife.
  • Viewing world religions and their understanding of suffering and death.
  • Exploring the complex ethical controversies associated with the hospice patient.
  • Identifying pain management techniques.
  • Sequencing the stages, one passes through at the end of life.
  • Possessing an understanding of bereavement and coping processes.


  1. Philosophy of Death
  2. Theology of Suffering and Death
  3. Hospice Ethics
  4. Pain Management
  5. End of Life
  6. Bereavement & Coping


Starts : 10/17/2022 Ends : 12/16/2022
Meets on : Flexible
Time : Flexible
Starts : 1/23/2023 Ends : 3/17/2023
Meets on : Flexible
Time : Flexible
Starts : 3/27/2023 Ends : 5/19/2023
Meets on : Flexible
Time : Flexible