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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

Few are experienced at even discussing the subject of death and dying. For those committed to caring for dying patients and their families, however, understanding the nature and complexity of grief and bereavement is essential to providing the best overall care.

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overall and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    This course describes the importance of understanding bereavement issues in dealing with terminal patients. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Forms of Grief
  • Finding Objectives
  • Dealing With Dying Children
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an understanding of dealing with bereavement issues in end-of-life care.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • LIst the various forms or stages grief can take.
  • Describe helping patients find objectives to help them cope
  • Differentiate death and dying in children and teens.
  • Outline how the team can support one another.

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