Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Navigating End-of-Life Care: A Comprehensive Guide to Decision-Making and Emotional Support

End-of-life care is a profound journey that unfolds on multiple dimensions. From the very instant of a daunting medical diagnosis, a whirlwind of emotions, uncertainties, and questions envelop both the patient and their loved ones. It's a time where fear intertwines with hope, and sorrow mingles with love. Yet, amidst this emotionally charged atmosphere, informed and compassionate planning can offer solace, clarity, and a semblance of control.

Our comprehensive course delves deep into the intricacies of end-of-life care, aiming to equip participants with the knowledge and sensitivity needed to navigate these challenging waters. We understand that the myriad decisions to be made—medical, legal, financial, and emotional—are daunting, and our goal is to illuminate the path forward.

Course Highlights:

  1. The Emotional Spectrum: Gain insights into the complex gamut of feelings that both patients and families experience. Learn strategies to support emotional well-being, manage stress, and foster an environment of empathy and understanding.

  2. Decisive Planning: From choosing the ideal care setting to selecting the right caregivers; from outlining treatment preferences to drafting critical healthcare directives—master the art of proactive decision-making that respects the patient's wishes and eases the burden on loved ones.

  3. Legal and Financial Preparedness: Understand the essentials of estate planning, asset management, and child custody arrangements. Ensure that the patient's wishes concerning their assets and dependents are meticulously honored.

  4. Adaptive Care Strategy: Recognize that end-of-life journeys are dynamic. Plans might require revisiting and revising. Learn how to stay flexible, engage in open communication, and work collaboratively to adapt to changing circumstances.

  5. Building a Supportive Team: Grasp the importance of fostering a united front. With clear communication, mutual respect, honesty, and teamwork, all involved can collaboratively ensure that the patient's final days are dignified, peaceful, and reflective of their wishes.

Life's final chapter is undeniably challenging, but it's also an opportunity for profound connection, introspection, and grace. This course aims to empower you with the knowledge and tools to turn those challenges into opportunities—to transform uncertainty into a roadmap of compassionate care. Whether you're a caregiver, a family member, or someone wanting to understand more about end-of-life planning, this course promises a deep dive into the complexities and nuances of the topic, ultimately aiming to provide solace during one of life's most pivotal moments. Join us and embark on a journey of understanding, preparation, and heartfelt care.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize emotions and coping skills.
  • Describe communication techniques and etiquette when faced with an end of life care situation.
  • Summarize patient planning/end of life planning procedures.
  • Describe physical symptoms and pain management techniques.
  • Describe in home care.
  • Describe palliative care.
  • Describe hospice care.
  • Identify hospitals and nursing homes and end of life care.
  • Identify situations when patients refuse care.
  • Summarize legal and financial plans in end of life care issues.
  • Summarize what needs to be done and how to cope after the patient is gone.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Motives for Taking this Course 2 points
Lesson 1: Emotions & Coping: Patients and Family Members 10 points
Lesson 2: Communication 10 points
Lesson 3: Patient Planning/ End of Life Planning 9 points
Lesson 4: Physical Symptoms & Pain Management 10 points
Lesson 5: In Home Care 10 points
Lesson 6: Palliative Care 10 points
Lesson 7: Hospice 10 points
Lesson 8: Hospitals & Nursing Homes 10 points
Lesson 9: Refusing Care 10 points
Lesson 10: Legal & Financial Plans 10 points
Lesson 11: After the Patient is Gone 10 points
The Final Exam 50 points
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