WAGECC Resources

Geriatric Education Using a Palliative Care Framework (GEPaC)

Since adults over 65 experience an average of 3-5 chronic illnesses that can be treated, but not cured, there is a need for more holistic care that addresses symptoms, suffering, and supportive care.  To address this need, The Center developed the Geriatric Education Using a Palliative Care Framework (GEPaC), which was funded in July 2009 for a 3-year project by the HRSA Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program. With an interprofessional faculty GEPaC is developing an interactive online education program that will enable interprofessional students to teach an integrated geriatric/palliative care model. GEPaC has created an interprofessional team of faculty at GW committed to improving the care of older adults by advocating and teaching this integrated approach in 6 modules, which include Introduction to GEPaC, Person-Centered Care, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Communication, Multidisciplinary Suffering, and Quality of Life.  

Public Benefits

The Absolutely Basic Guide to Public Benefits for Health Professionals - This Guide is for those who deal with people who need, or might need, “public benefits,” but who may not know for sure which public benefits are available or how to get them. Social workers, nurses, psychotherapists, physicians and others may suspect that these public benefits are important for the long term welfare of a patient or client without really knowing if the person qualifies for them.

Spiritual Issues in Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Geriatrics, Palliative Care & Interprofessional Teamwork Curriculum (PDF) - Primary Author: VISN 3 Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC). Complete curriculum for Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Interprofessional Teamwork. Includes modules on Psychosocial Issues at End of Life, and Death, Dying and Bereavement. GRECC is part of the Veterans Health Administration.

The Multidisciplinary training program for spiritual care in palliative care - Web-based module developed by a team from the University of Queensland and presented in partnership with Palliative Care Australia.

The Spirituality and Health Online Education and Resource Center (SOERCE) - Educational and clinical resources in Spirituality, religion, and health from The George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWISH).

Yale School of Medicine - Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education- Palliative Care curriculum online that utilizes Fast Facts as references - Available to all at no cost.  Module Two: Spiritual and Cultural Aspects of Palliative Care and the Interdisciplinary Team. Module Two is unique in that it is designed for Medicine, Nursing, Social Work and Chaplain or Religious Ministries students or interns.

Home Care

My Senior Care - is an online community for information about senior housing, home care, and health.