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Educational Programs

Courses and Workshops

As part of our mission as a community-minded, not-for-profit organization, HopeHealth provides education for people with an interest in hospice, palliative, home care and grief support. Our rich curriculum is designed for:

Professional Education

Our professional education courses empower and equip clinicians with the depth of knowledge on serious illness, dementia care, palliative care, hospice, home health and grief support for clinicians in our community.

Caregiver Education

Are you a caregiver looking for resources to better support your caregiver journey? Our team is here to help! Our workshops are designed to provide you with a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, support one another, and learn effective strategies for caregiving.

Resources for our Community

As part of our mission as a community-minded, not-for-profit organization, HopeHealth provides education for people with an interest in hospice, palliative, home care and grief support. Our rich curriculum is designed for:

    • Healthcare professionals. Our courses cover the latest trends and research in dementia and Alzheimer’s, advance care planning, symptom management, complex care conversations, and end-of-life care and planning.
    • Members of the community. If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, sibling or friend with a chronic illness, or if you’re dealing with the loss of someone dear to you, we can help.
    • Students in our community. HopeHealth is proud to offer internships in nursing, social work, grief support, spiritual care and in many other areas. We partner with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Salve Regina, Rhode Island College, University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, Walden College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and more for clinical rotation placements. To learn more, contact us at

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Complex Care Conversations

Communicating About Serious, Progressive Illness

Complex Care Conversations is a full-day training designed to help clinicians become more comfortable and effective in their conversations with patients facing serious illness.

With the right tools and training, our goal is to have important conversations sooner, more frequently, and more meaningfully throughout the course of a patient’s illness.

In interactive, small group sessions, participants learn:

  • Tools for navigating emotional topics with patients and peers
  • A framework for goals of care conversations that honor a patient’s wishes and preferences
  • A guide to “words that work,” helping introduce difficult topics earlier, more often, and more effectively

Participants also gain expert advice for other aspects of caring for the seriously ill. That includes sessions on assessing a patient’s decision-making capacity, working with surrogate decision-makers, and formulating and discussing a prognosis.

CME and CE credits are available for physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses and social workers.

Who should attend?
Clinicians working with people facing serious illness, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, and mental health counselors, will benefit from this course.

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Complex Care Conversations is held at 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI.


Attendee Testimonials

Speaker's Bureau

HopeHealth leads educational talks that can be held at community organizations, senior centers, schools, faith communities and area businesses.

Led by our community educators, these presentations deliver informative, thought-provoking information and can be tailored to the specific audience. We offer general topics relate to hospice, dementia and Alzheimer’s and other subjects.

Learn more or sign up

If your group is interested in learning more, please email

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Caregiver Confidence Education Series

We are pleased to offer a series of virtual workshops designed to provide education, support, and resources for those caring for loved ones with a life-limiting illness. Offered on Zoom, the workshops are free and open to the public. There will be time for Q&A following each presentation.

Learn More

Questions about our educational offerings?

Call us at (401) 415-4200 or email

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