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Three ASU classes offered on hospice, palliative care and dementia

This fall, ASU’s College of Health Solutions is offering three innovative courses that combine real life with the classroom. In each course you will spend time with patients learning about their disease and how to support them and their families. Just one day of class a week, journaling in place of exams. And a chance to make a difference in someone’s life.

HCD 294

Intro to Hospice and Palliative Care 
Fridays, 9–10:15 a.m.

Explore hospice and palliative care through classroom meetings with physicians, social workers, nurses, nursing assistants, and bereavement counselors working with children and adults; and by direct experience in a patient’s home and/or an inpatient hospice unit with the professionals who provide their care.

Faculty: Rachel Behrendt, DNP, Senior Vice President Operations, Hospice of the Valley

HCD 394

Intro to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesdays, 3–4:15 p.m.

Explore Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals through class discussions with Alzheimer’s and Dementia experts and through visiting persons with dementia in their homes.

Faculty: Gillian Hamilton, MD, PhD, Administrative Medical Director, Hospice of the Valley

HCD 494

Internship in Palliative Care or Alzheimer’s Disease

Eight hours/week advanced level direct experience with professionals caring for palliative care patients.

Information: Contact Vicki Hochstetler at vicki.hochstetler@asu.edu or call (602) 332-1903

ASU Course Changes Lives of Students and Families Living with Dementia

Hospice of the Valley is helping to educate the next generation of hospice, palliative and dementia care professionals with courses at ASU. See how perceptions are transformed, when students engage with our patients living with dementia and learn how to support family caregivers.