Certificate in End-of-Life Care

Certificate in End-of-Life Care

In 2017, the Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Center for Learning launched a certificate program for working professionals who wish to gain greater insight and knowledge in the field of end-of-life care. This program offers training that professionals can practically apply when serving patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses. Courses are taught by experienced clinicians with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Features of the program:

  • affordable
  • meaningful education
  • practical knowledge
  • online and in-person courses

Cost of program

The program cost is $100 which is to be submitted at the completion of certificate requirements.

Certificate Requirements

Each individual must complete coursework, a final assessment, and a written portion to complete this certificate program.

Here are the FOUR STEPS to obtaining a Certificate in End-of-Life Care:

1. Completion of 10 courses offered through the Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Center for Learning

  1. MANDATORY (all 7 must be completed)
  • Understanding the Hospice Benefit
  • Taking STOCK of Patients’ Needs: Hospice Eligibility
  • Complementary Therapies: Nurturing through the Senses
  • Difficult Conversations: Talking about End-of-Life issues
  • The Last Lap: Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life
  • With All I Have to Hold: Coping with EOL Caregiving/Helping People Grow Through Grief and Mourning
  • The Truth About Opioid Usage at the End of Life: Part One
  1. ELECTIVE (Choose 3. A variety of elective programs will be offered each year. Below is an example of elective programs that may be offered.)
  • Providing Culturally Sensitive Care at the End of Life
  • Nutrition at the End of Life: Why are you Starving Grandma?
  • Dementia at End of Life
  • The Truth About Opioid Usage at The End-of-Life: Part Two
  • Montgomery Hospice Annual Conference
  • Alive Inside showing/Being Mortal

**Some courses will be offered online. Courses that were completed as early as January 2014 will meet requirements for this certificate.
**Some of the Fast Track course, which combine 3 mandatory courses into one program, may have fees associated with them

2. Course Assessment

Contact Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Center for Learning Program Manager to receive the written assessment that needs to be completed and included in your final portfolio.

3. Reflections

Complete one out of the three reflections listed in the Certificate requirements.

4. Submit the Final portfolio
The final portfolio includes: a completed course assessment, written reflection and $100 nonrefundable processing fee. Electronic versions and hard copy portfolios can be submitted.

Coaching Session (Optional)

Following completion of coursework and reflections, individuals have the opportunity to request a one-on-one coaching session with a Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice professional.During this 30 minute session, participants can participate in an in-depth coaching session on how to discuss end-of-life issues with patients and families.Participants can request a coaching session on another related topic upon request.

Register using this form to receive a detailed description of certificate requirements.

For more information, contact Beza Gebrehana, Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Center for Learning Program Manager at [email protected] or 301-527-4092.