Graduate Certificate in Hospice and Palliative Studies

Madonna University

Program Description

Graduate Certificate in Hospice and Palliative Studies

Madonna University

This certificate provides students with a strong foundation in the core concepts and philosophy of interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care. Through the five core courses within the graduate curriculum, students may supplement an existing graduate degree or further studies through advanced work within the field of hospice and palliative care.

Required Courses

  • HSP 5000
  • HSP 5010 Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research & Practice 3 cr.

Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5000.

  • HSP 6000 Advanced Holistic Palliative Care 3 cr.

Focus on comprehensive holistic palliative care for the terminally ill and their families. Examination of the interrelatedness between the various types of pain experienced by the dying patient and the impact on the family and hospice staff. Multidimensional aspects of pain are discussed in theoretical and practical perspectives. A research-based approach is used to synthesize palliative care within the hospice care delivery system. Prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 5000.

  • HSP 6010 Ethical & Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 cr.

Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care.

  • HSP 6020 Practicum I 4 cr.

The hospice and palliative studies certificate is recommended for graduate students who wish to supplement an existing graduate degree and/or those desiring to enhance their knowledge base for advanced work within the field of hospice and palliative care.

Application Deadline:

  • August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
  • December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
  • April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 6, 2015
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