This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide person centered palliative care to patients with chronic and serious illnesses.
The common trajectories of serious illnesses including cardiac, pulmonary, COVID-19, neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric diseases are examined. Psychological, spiritual, social, ethical and legal aspects of care are explored. Advanced care planning is discussed.
Can be taken individually or as part of the Healthcare: Palliative Care certificate program.
Who can benefit:
- Registered nurses
- Nurse practitioners
- Nurse midwives
- Nurse anesthetists
- Clinical nurse specialists
Dr. Kathleen DiGangi Condon
Kathleen A. DiGangi Condon, DNP, MA, ANP-BC, ACHPN, has practiced for more than a decade in palliative care, and has cared for individuals residing in some of New York’s most vulnerable communities. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. DiGangi Condon has an interest in clinical ethics and in the education of health care providers. She is a former Instructor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and has been a panelist and guest lecturer at universities in the New York metro area. Her research has focused on professional issues and nurses’ moral distress.
Dr. DiGangi Condon holds a BS and MS degrees in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing, and a DNP from Stony Brook University School of Nursing. Additionally, she graduated with College Honors the College of the Holy Cross, with BA degrees in psychology and religious studies, and completed an MA in theology at the University of Notre Dame.