UCoPE is a four day intensive course designed for mid-career health care providers who want to improve their generalist palliative care skills. This four day course involves a combination of communication and symptom management skills training in an intimate setting, with a faculty to student ratio between 2-3:1. With facilitators from pediatrics, internal medicine, oncology, psychiatry, and geriatrics, attendees will be exposed to best palliative care practices in a variety of clinical settings, including the ICU, outpatient clinic, the emergency department, hospital and hospice.
There is a shortage of trained hospice and palliative medicine providers in Utah for all health care disciplinesâ€”from nursing to medicine to pharmacy. UCoPE is designed to address this critical shortage by providing an intensive course aimed at improving generalist palliative care skills for both adult and pediatric patients with serious illness. This interprofessional training certificate will be the first of its kind in the intermountain region. Our goal is to increase the access to palliative care trained health care providers throughout Utah.
Hospitalists, primary care providers, emergency department health care providers, intensivists and hospice providers who have not had formal training in palliative care.