Great news! The Palliative Care minor was approved by Western Washington University! Several of us started the process about two years ago and considering university timelines, this was a fast approval.
About Palliative care: Palliative care provides those with a serious or chronic illness – from the time of diagnosis throughout the course of treatment – care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and managing suffering. It is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other practitioners (artists, musicians, complementary care providers, therapists) to address the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Palliative Care can be provided from the time of diagnosis along with curative treatments.
Why minor in Palliative care? This minor will provide students in a wide variety of disciplines with the knowledge to provide and support compassionate care to patients and families living with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Learn more at the university catalog.
Learn more about Palliative care at the Palliative Care Institute at WWU.