Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP)


Sunday, October 30, 2016 ˗
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sunday, April 30, 2017 ˗
Friday, May 5, 2017


Royal Sonesta Boston
Cambridge, Massachusetts



For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) Website.

Palliative care is an essential component of medical care for patients with serious illness. The field is growing rapidly, presenting healthcare institutions and systems with challenges about how to meet the need with high quality care. Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) is a comprehensive course delivered by expert palliative care clinicians and educators who create a warm welcoming environment conducive to deep learning and growth. PCEP provides physicians, nurses, and social workers a structure in which to efficiently acquire the skills and perspective necessary to influence this changing health care environment.

At the conclusion of PCEP, participants will have acquired significant skills in the clinical practice and teaching of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care, as well as having gained expertise in leading and managing improvements in palliative care education and practice at their own institutions.

Part 1 of PCEP consists of 7 days of intensive learning, followed by a 6-month interim during which participants work on an individual project and contribute to weekly online discussions of problematic, clinical, educational, or program development cases presented by other participants. Part 2 consists of 6 days of continued experiential learning, training, and consolidation.

Teaching is learner-centered and takes place in a variety of interactive formats including: small groups, large group discussions, demonstration interviews, and panel discussions. Participants have the opportunity to develop action plans for change at their institutions and to practice and receive feedback about their teaching and change strategies. Many opportunities for informal interchange are available.

The pediatric track will highlight the unique aspects of pediatric palliative care.


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