Hospice Chaplaincy Certificate

The curriculum builds an essential knowledge base for professionals who deliver spiritual care in a hospice context, in order to improve the quality of care delivered to patients and families and meet accreditation requirements for expertise in the area. The course is a fully online, text based program, delivered in a continuously available and easily accessible format that allows students greater flexibility in balancing work responsibilities with furthering their education.

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The program is comprised of the following individual modules developed by an expert in Hospice care chaplaincy. Each of the course modules provided includes multiple learning objectives, rich content on the week’s topic and learning activities that allow the learner to apply the new knowledge. 

 Learning Objectives:

The following are selected, representative learning objectives.

At the conclusion of the Hospice Chaplaincy Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate and integrate current evidence for the provision of spiritual care in a hospice setting.
  • Provide patient-centered, family-focused spiritual care that understands and respects diversity in all its dimensions.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical and legal issues in hospice care.
  • Incorporate awareness of, and respect for, professional boundaries when providing spiritual care.
  • Incorporate family systems theory in the practice of hospice care on a team, patient/family, and institutional level.
  • Articulate important spiritual, existential and emotional concepts for patients and families in palliative care, including faith, hope, forgiveness, meaninglessness and remorse.
  • Identify how psychology and social meaning overlap in spirituality research.

Course Outline:

  1. History and Philosophy of Hospice care.
  2. Death and Dying
  3. Understanding the dynamics of the living dying interval.
  4. Spiritual, Existential and Emotional Issues in Hospice care.
  5. Awareness of death, Family Systems and dynamics in Hospice care.
  6. Ethics and Common Hospice Care Issues.
  7. Social and Cultural Influences on Hospice care.
  8. Dealing with grief.
  9. Self-care in Hospice chaplaincy.
  10. Counseling theories in Hospice care.

Tuition: $ 600

Registration: $35

Location: Online

For any questions fill the form below or email email; saul@hospicechaplaincy

10 comments on “Hospice Chaplaincy Certificate

  1. Rev. Dorothy Grant

    I work as a chaplain at a Hospice Hospital in Jamaica in the Caribbean. I am a volunteer as Chaplains are not paid in the Jamaica Health care system. I am requesting a scholarship to do to do this certificate. Our patients and families would benefit greatly from my training. Thanks.
    I am currently lobbying the government to put chaplaincy programs in the health care system. They are interested but they have no budget as yet for spiritual care.

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  2. Fr. George Gonzalez, Ph.D.

    I am very much interested in taking the courses online for Hosipice Chaplaincy Certification. I am a BCC, LMFT, LPC and Ph.D. in Psychology and Roman Catholic Priest. Kindly e-mail me at: fathergonzalez@gmail.com
    Please let me know what is the methodology of the course and tests. Also let me know what is you accreditation.
    Blessings,
    Fr. George Gonzalez

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  3. Jeremy E. Damec

    Hello There!
    I’m very interested in Chaplaincy work for the dying. My background is a Masters in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco, and a deep calling to work with and support families and their loved ones when they face dying and death. I

    s it possible for you to send more information regarding the Chaplaincy Certificate?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,
    Jeremy

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  4. Christine Dehlinger

    What are the prerequisites for this course? I have no medical, psychology or theology background, but find myself called to work as an end-of-doula. I have volunteered with a local, non-profit for more than a year, have been trained as an EOLD, and intend to have a private practice as EOLD. (I am on a powerful, nondenominational spiritual path.) Thank you.

    Christine

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  5. Saul Ebema

    It is important to have some psychology or Theology background, but I will email you soon.

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  6. Noloyiso

    I am a chaplain in an hospice in fish hoek,10 years this year,I studied theology for 4 years Cape Town Baptist Seminary,graduated 2007.I am an ordained assistant or associate pastor in Harare Baptist Church/khayelitsha Cape Town.I am interested in to do this course.

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  7. Tim Johnson

    I am also interested in your accreditation information. Thanks so much!
    Tim Johnson, Hospice Chaplain, California, USA

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  8. Codie A. Bonnin

    I just completed my BS degree in Interdisciplinary studies focus on English and Religion. My senior project was working with a hospice chaplain mentor while I practiced healing listening with an assisted living client. My goal is to continue my education and complete my certification as a hospice chaplain.

    Is your program accredited? Is the learning all online and then I would have to find somewhere to complete training hours? I appreciate your reply.

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