Regina Fink

Regina Fink, PhD, APRN, AOCN, CHPN, FAAN ([email protected]) is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and College of Nursing and nursing co-director for the Interprofessional Graduate Palliative Care Certificate and Master of Science in Palliative Care Programs. Previously, she has worked as an oncology and pain clinical nurse specialist and a research nurse scientist at University of Colorado Hospital, where she mentored nurses and other professionals on evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement, and research projects. A national and international lecturer on pain, oncology, palliative care, and EBP with multiple peer-reviewed publications and books, she has focused her 40-year career on caring for persons with cancer and pain. Research grants include: “Improving Pain Management in Nursing Homes,” “Improving Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos with Advanced Cancer and Serious Life-Limiting Illness,” “Improving Advance Care Planning in Colorado.” She conducted a palliative care needs assessment in rural Rocky Mountain hospitals, replicating this work in 15 Middle Eastern countries.

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Palliative Care Capstone Projects (Coursera)

In the Capstone Course you have the opportunity to put what you have been learning about in the Palliative Care Specialization into practice. Our team has created five activities that directly relate to what you have been learning in the course. You will need to talk with someone you [...]
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Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care (Coursera)

In this course, you’ll learn how serious and life-threatening illnesses often affect emotional and spiritual well-being. Illnesses can increase stress as patients and families learn to live with a “new normal” that may often focus on illness. You’ll learn how to tell when normal sadness (or grief) becomes something [...]
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Pain Management: Easing Pain in Palliative Care (Coursera)

In this course, you will be able to develop a systems view for assessing and managing pain in the palliative care setting. By the end of the course, you will be able to: 1) Describe the pain problem in the palliative care setting; 2) Assess a person’s pain, 3) [...]
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What is Palliative Care? (Coursera)

Palliative care provides invaluable help for patients living with serious or life-limiting illness and their family caregivers. Palliative care should be part of healthcare services to improve quality of life, the ability to tolerate and benefit from treatment and improve survival. In this course, you will learn about [...]
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Easing Physical Symptoms: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore (Coursera)

Palliative care provides important support for people living with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their family caregivers. In this course, you will learn to use symptom assessment tools to better understand which symptoms are present and which are most distressing. In subsequent weeks you will learn about some of [...]
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