In end-of-life care, the caregivers will need effective communication, cultural competence and the inclusion of family and loved ones. These can all be crucial factors in easing a person's fears and distress during the final phase of life. This program discusses several issues involved in end-of-life care including assessing a patient's individual medical and social needs, management of pain, and maintaining dignity.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify effective communication skills that need to be integrated into end-of-life care
- Identify issues of cultural and religious competence that need to be integrated into end-of-life care
- Identify issues of mobility assistance that need to be integrated into end-of-life care
- Identify issues of inclusion of the family and designated decision makers that need to be integrated into end-of-life care
This course is intended for nurses.
This course qualifies for 1 contact hours of continuing nursing education.