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Course Description

When it comes to end of life care there are many issues that the patient and family members will go through emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At the very moment a patient is diagnosed with a serious illness, everyone is left with questions, concerns, sadness, and more. While this is a very difficult time, it is going to be very important that the patient and family members plan and prepare for what lies ahead.

The planning process includes everything, like where the patient will receive care, who will care for the patient, what types of treatment they desire and for how long, who will make decisions if they are unable to, what will happen to their assets, who will have custody of their children, and so much more. Since so many questions are left unanswered, the process is even more difficult and yet it is still so important to begin answering all of these questions as soon as possible.

During the patient's illness, the plan will need to be adjusted, but with good communication amongst all of the involved parties--along with teamwork and honesty--everyone can effectively work together with the patient to ensure that the last months of the patient's life are as positive as possible.


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Emotions & Coping: Patients and Family Members

    When a person has come to realize that they are coming to the end of their life, they will experience a wide range of emotions and feelings.
  • Lesson 2: Communication

    Good communication will be crucial when dealing with end of life care.
  • Lesson 3: Patient Planning/ End of Life Planning

    It is impossible for someone to know their time and place of death; however, if you know it will be soon, there are things that can be done to plan for what lies ahead.
  • Lesson 4: Physical Symptoms & Pain Management

    Depending on the patient's illness, they can have a variety of different symptoms.
  • Lesson 5: In Home Care

    Many patients will decide that they would like to remain within the home with their loved ones and be cared for by them.
  • Lesson 6: Palliative Care

    Many patients and family members are not sure what palliative care is exactly. They may be unsure of how it can help, who is involved, when this type of care is appropriate, and so on.
  • Lesson 7: Hospice

    The concept of Hospice dates all the back to 1967 and served the purpose of offering a place for travelers who fell ill during their journey.
  • Lesson 8: Hospitals & Nursing Homes

    Often times a patient will make the decision to either remain in the hospital during end of life care or reside within a nursing home.
  • Lesson 9: Refusing Care

    Sometimes a patient will refuse certain types, or all types of care. Because of the seriousness of that decision it is important to understand the treatment in which they are refusing.
  • Lesson 10: Legal & Financial Plans

    There are many legal aspects that the patient and family members will need to consider such as estate and financial planning.
  • Lesson 11: After the Patient is Gone

    After the patient is gone loved ones of the patient will go through various emotions and will cope in different ways.
Course Title: End of Life Care
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550524
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://endoflifecare.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSN
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: Emotions & Coping: Patients and Family MembersExam10
Lesson 2: CommunicationExam10
Lesson 3: Patient Planning/ End of Life PlanningExam9
Lesson 4: Physical Symptoms & Pain ManagementExam10
Lesson 5: In Home CareExam10
Lesson 6: Palliative CareExam10
Lesson 7: HospiceExam10
Lesson 8: Hospitals & Nursing HomesExam10
Lesson 9: Refusing CareExam10
Lesson 10: Legal & Financial PlansExam10
Lesson 11: After the Patient is GoneExam10
The Final ExamExam50
Total Points:159
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