Caring for patients as they approach death is difficult, but working together with family and a hospice team to help people on this final journey is a rare privilege that few experience. Instead of feeling pressed to cure a patient when you know you can't, you can put your full effort into helping the person die a good death. Many specialties can work together to provide for physical, emotional, spiritual and family needs. In addition, 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:
This program describes the importance of a team of professionals and family coming together to give calm and reassuring care to terminally ill patients. The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an understanding of the importance of a team approach to end-of-life care, and dealing with bereavement issues in end-of-life care.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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