Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2020-15
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: October 7, 2019
Date of Second Reading: November 4, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Hospice and Palliative Care
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The certificate in hospice and palliative care is designed to provide future health and health care workers with the skills and competencies to lead and manage end-of-life care through a variety of settings, including home health care. Students will
learn from inter-professional instructors involved in hospice and palliative care such as physicians, social workers, nurses, and bereavement counselors who work with both children and adults as well as meet with hospice patients. Students will get
specialized education on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as learn about how these contemporary health care issues are burdening our health care system under its current structure. Lastly, students will finish their certificate by completing an
internship at Hospice of the Valley where they will work with patients and their families to help provide non-clinical care needs.