Palliative Care

At a glance

What: Palliative and supportive care programs offering practical strategies for clinical care of serious illness, emphasizing communication, shared decision-making, and advocacy

Who: Taught by leading researchers and UW-Madison faculty specializing in palliative and supportive care

Certification: Programs meet multiple licensure requirements for continuing education

Questions? Contact program coordinator Beth Fahlberg at or 608-890-3628

Flyer: upcoming courses with ANCC nursing & ASWB social work credit»

Upcoming classes/programs
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Professional certificates
Intensive training for working with older adults experiencing mental distress.

Skill-building and evidence-based approaches for care managers working with older adults who have mental illness.
Special programs
Independent-study course prepares you for the nursing home administration licensing exam. Available on CD.

This online course is intended for employees of community based residential facilities or adult family homes, and individuals interested in providing care and services to adults with intellectual disabilities. This course is authored by Professor Barbara Bowers of UW-Madison School of Nursing and is a collaboration with the Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living.
Related programs
You may also be interested in our Aging & Long-Term Care and Mental Health programs.