The special training that nursing professionals need for oncology or palliative patient care at home, all in a complete specialization of exceptional quality"

Palliative care is given to patients with advanced diseases and limited life expectancy, such as cancer patients whose disease is at an advanced stage and cannot be cured. In these cases, it is important that these people enjoy the best conditions in the last stage of their lives, and one of the ways to help them have the best possible quality of life is through home hospitalization, since it allows patients to be in the company of their loved ones while receiving treatment in the warmth of their homes.

For this reason, it is necessary for health professionals to know the different cases that can be found in these patients and how to carry out their care outside the walls of hospital centers, where they do not have all the equipment and facilities that these places offer. Thus, home hospitalization has become the engine of change in modern health care, a care focused on people and their health, as well as social needs. 

This program is focused on deepening the understanding of all aspects which make home hospitalization unique and different from other medical specialties in Nursing. It also demonstrates the weaknesses and future opportunities we have ahead of us, making the most of new educative technology available.

The syllabus is rigorously presented with the latest scientific evidence and clinical cases in which to advance our knowledge, focusing on the nursing care treatment in palliative and oncology patients.

Acquire complete specialization in the field of nursing care for palliative and oncologic patients in home hospitalization thanks to a teaching program with innovative methodologies and the latest developents on the market "

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Care for Palliative and Oncology Patients in Home Hospitalization contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include:

  • More than 100 case studies presented by experts in nursing care for palliative and oncology patients in home hospitalization.
  • The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional.
  • Latest information on the role of nurses in home hospitalization.
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning.
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the situations that are presented to the student.
  • With special emphasis on evidence-based nursing and research methodologies in home hospitalization.
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments.
  • The availability of content from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.

The teaching staff is made up of prestigious and renowned Spanish professionals, with long careers in health care, teaching and research, who have worked in different hospitals throughout the country, garnering professional and teaching experience that is delivered in an extraordinary way in this Postgraduate Certificate.

The methodological design of this Postgraduate Certificate has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, integrating the latest advances in educational technology for the creation of numerous multimedia educational tools that allow the professional, based primarily on the problem-based learning method, to address real problems in their daily clinical practice. This will allow them to advance by acquiring knowledge and developing skills that will impact their future professional work.

It should be noted that each of the contents generated for this Postgraduate Certificate, as well as the videos, self-evaluations, clinical cases and exams, have been thoroughly reviewed, updated, and integrated by the professors and the team of experts that make up the working group. This will facilitate the learning process with a step-by-step approach in order to achieve the program teaching objectives.

This Postgraduate Certificate has more than 100 case studies so that nurses can learn in a more intuitive manner"

The program content has been updated by experts to facilitate student learning"


The teaching program has been created by a group of professors and professionals with medical and nursing backgrounds. They have extensive clinical, research and teaching experience, and are interested in integrating the latest and most current scientific knowledge of home hospitalization to guarantee professional training and improvement. This will allow them to improve the daily clinical practice of the professionals who care for patients or populations in the community.

Train with the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market"

Module 1. Palliative Care in Oncological Patients

1.1.    Comprehensive Assessment in Palliative Care

1.1.1.    Medical History Model in Palliative Care
1.1.2.    Anamnesis in Palliative Care
1.1.3.    The Importance of Family and Social Circumstances in a Comprehensive Assessment

1.2.    Assessment Scales in Palliative Care

1.2.1.    ECOG
1.2.2.    Barthel
1.2.3.    Karnofsky
1.2.4.    VAS
1.2.5.    Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale
1.2.6.    Gijon Scale
1.2.7.    Family Apgar
1.2.8.    Pfeiffer
1.2.9.    Nutritional Assessment

1.3.    Continuous Care Models in Palliative Oncology Patients

1.3.1.    Palliative Patients
1.3.2.    Models

1.4.    Pain Management in Palliative Care

1.4.1.    Analgesic Ladder
1.4.2.    First Step
1.4.3.    Second Step
1.4.4.    Third Step
1.4.5.    Coadjuvants

1.5.    Control of Dyspnea

1.5.1.    Diagnosis
1.5.1.    Etiology
1.5.1.    Home-Based Management

1.6.    Delirium Control

1.6.1.    Diagnosis
1.6.2.    Etiology
1.6.3.    Home-Based Management

1.7.    Nausea and Vomiting Control

1.7.1.    Diagnosis
1.7.2.    Etiology
1.7.3.    Home-Based Management

1.8.    Alterations in Intestinal Rhythm Diarrhea and Constipation

1.8.1.    Diagnosis
1.8.2.    Etiology
1.8.3.    Home-Based Management

1.9.    Anorexia-Cachexia

1.9.1.    Diagnosis
1.9.2.    Etiology
1.9.3.    Home-Based Management

1.10.    Anxiety-Insomnia

1.10.1.    Diagnosis
1.10.2.    Etiology
1.10.3.    Home-Based Management

1.11.    Situation in a Patient's Last Days and Palliative Sedation

1.11.1.    Terminal Criteria
1.11.2.    Palliative Sedation vs Passive Euthanasia vs Active Euthanasia
1.11.3.    Home-Based Management

1.12.    Grief and Family Care

1.12.1.    Grief
1.12.2.    Family Circle

1.13.    Spanish and European Legality on Palliative Care

1.13.1.    Legal Aspects of Palliative Care in Europe
1.13.2.    Legal Aspects of Palliative Care in Spain

1.14.    Anticipated Wishes

1.14.1.    Definition
1.14.2.    Most Important Asepcts to Take Into Account