The Hospice Essentials Course provides a flexible orientation path for clinicians new to the hospice and palliative care specialty.  It can also be used as the primary method of providing new hospice and palliative care team members with the ‘essential’ knowledge needed for safe, competent clinical practice.

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary educational program and companion resource materials uses sound clinical judgement and evidence-based practice standards to provide fundamental content and establish a strong foundation for hospice and palliative care clinical practice. 

The Hospice Essentials Course was developed by Teleios Collaborative Network’s (TCN) Professional Development team and subject matter experts within the member network.  The program includes an option to customize participation for experienced hospice and palliative care clinicians. The program can be attended in-person or remotely via videoconference. 

For more information on the program, please contact:  Melanie Brown, MSW, LCSW, TCN Professional Development Specialist at mbrown@teleioscn.org

This course open to TCN members only at this time. 

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Professional Development Specialist

Melanie Brown, Professional Development Specialist with TCN, works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina and is a certified TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice through Duke University.

Melanie has passionately served in Hospice and Palliative Care as a Social Worker for 16 years with the last 6 years concentrating on the vitally important areas of  Education and Professional Development. She has specifically focused on program development with the following initiatives: Preceptorship, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Facilitation Training, and Orientation to Hospice and Palliative Care.  

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”   - Albert Einstein



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 What Our Clients Are Saying

“Our organization will use TCN’s Hospice Essentials Course not just as a flexible orientation path for our new clinical team members, but as a way to educate ALL of our new clinical team members on the fundamentals needed to deliver excellent hospice care”

- Susan N.