Transitions in Care


Stanford School of Medicine


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This course should be taken after the Symptom Management course and continues building your primary palliative care skills – communication, psychosocial support, goals of care and symptom management. You will explore transitions in care such as survivorship and hospice. You will learn how to create a survivorship care plan and how to best support a patient. The course also covers spiritual care and will teach you how to screen for spiritual distress. Finally, you will learn the requirements for hospice care and practice discussions difficult conversations related to end of life care.

This course is available for CME credit.

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

What you will learn

  • Describe how a patient’s needs change as the prognosis changes
  • Identify the benefits of spiritual screening and assessment
  • Define survivorship and specific survivorship needs for patients
  • Define hospice care and how it differs from palliative care
This course is part of the Palliative Care Always Specialization and part of a monthly subscription of $49.

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Delivery Option:
Online Course $49.00

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.