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by ASCO University

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Course Description

EPEC™-O Self-Study: Original Version

This curriculum, divided into 3 plenary sessions and 15 content modules introduces the practicing health care provider to the knowledge and skills necessary to provide palliative interventions for patients with physical, psychosocial, and spiritual suffering associated with cancer.

Users without access to an iOS device should visit the EPEC-O page on for PDF and YouTube versions of these materials. 

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the trajectory of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.
Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and therapists caring for persons with cancer and their families.

Estimated Time to Completion

The time to complete the activity and the associated self-assessment is approximately 1 hour for each plenary session and 1.5 hours for each module with the exception of Module 3, which takes approximately 8.5 hours to complete. The time to complete the entire curriculum is approximately 32.5 hours.

Navigating this Course

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Questions or comments related to this course should be directed towards ASCO University.

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