Interprofessional Primary Palliative Care Curriculum for Healthcare Trainees and Practicing Clinicians

Equipping all interprofessional clinicians with foundational palliative care competencies is essential to address the complex needs of the growing number of adults living with chronic, progressive, or life-threatening serious illness.  With generous support from The Stupski Foundation and drawing on the latest educational and medical literature, an interprofessional team of expert palliative care clinician educators from the University of California, San Francisco Division of Palliative Medicine designed a 9-hour primary palliative care curriculum for trainees and practicing clinicians.  The curriculum aims to prepare interprofessional trainees and practicing clinicians across medical specialties on the front lines of caring for patients and families faced with serious illness with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide primary palliative care. 

On this website you will find all the teaching materials and resources you need to launch a nine-hour, interprofessional Primary Palliative Care Education curriculum at your organization.  

Resources on this website include: curriculum overviews for facilitators and learners, PowerPoints and a facilitator guide for each module, and sample surveys you can consider using when preparing for, and evaluating, your course. 

If you have any questions or comments about the curriculum, please feel free to contact us.