You are viewing an upcoming program!
Undergraduate Certificate in Transforming Communities with a focus in Hospice & Palliative Care starts on Oct. 25, 2021. For more information, please contact us.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Hospice & Palliative Care offers community ministry practitioners, community health educators, congregational and faith community nurses, pastoral care providers, senior adult pastors, healthcare missionaries, healthcare chaplains, military chaplains, Christian social workers, and those involved in serving persons with terminal illnesses and their families the following capabilities:
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. As disease and disability progress, hospice gives supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. The Undergraduate Certificate in Hospice & Palliative Care provides training in biblical perspectives of pain, suffering and death and equips students to serve individuals and families by facilitating life care planning and providing spiritual caregiving to those facing end of life and to family members and others who experience loss, death and bereavement.