A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of
African Americans at Life’s End
ICEOL offers APPEAL training to improve care for African American patients and families at the end of life. APPEAL was developed by African American experts in palliative care, Richard Payne, M.D., ICEOL director, the late Marian Secundy, Ph.D., and a team of interdisciplinary faculty.
Its focus on the principles of culturally sensitive end-of-life care for African Americans makes it the only palliative care curriculum of its kind. Participants will leave this training with increased palliative care knowledge and skills as well as greater confidence and ability to communicate more effectively with African American patients and families.
Palliative and end-of-life care are essential parts of quality health care. Training to provide this care is critical for all who work with patients and families with serious illnesses. APPEAL stands apart from other nationally recognized palliative care curricula by offering technical expertise hand-in-hand with insights into caring for African American patients and families at the end of life.