Introduction to Palliative Care

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Non Credit
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This course provides you with an overview of palliative care.

You will learn the history and philosophy of such care, as well as its various models and core concepts. You will also explore the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary palliative care team.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Healthcare: Palliative Care certificate program.

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Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists


Dr. Fern Baudo

Fern Baudo received her Doctorate in Education from St Johns.  Her doctoral research addressed nursing faculties’ instructional practices related to advance care planning.  She has been a nurse for over 25 years and a nurse practitioner for 20 years.  Her work experience spans from psychiatry to critical care and research.

Her life experience has directed her to her passion to help support patients in their journey to ensure their life and end of life has quality.  Her passion for advance care planning has been a personal and professional journey.  She lost her mother to a long and protracted chronic illness in 2006 which prompted her book, “If I only Knew, Making Medical Decisions as we Navigate Through Life’s Journey.”

Dr. Baudo currently holds appointments as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and CUNY York College.  She has lectured about advance care planning to nurses, social workers, financial planners and community groups all over New York City and Long Island.

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