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End-of-Life, Palliative, and Hospice-Care
Course Description
7-contact-hour end-of-life, palliative care, and hospice care nursing CEU. This palliative care continuing education course includes information on hospice, postmortem care, and bereavement. Guide and support your terminal patient and their family; covers pain management and ethical, legal, and psychosocial issues.
Course Learning Objectives
1) Discuss the need for end-of-life care in the United States.
2) Differentiate between palliative care and hospice care.
3) Explain legal and ethical principles in end-of-life care.
4) Discuss the essential elements of effective communication with patient and family.
5) List pain management interventions for the dying patient.
6) Identify the psychosocial and support needs of the patient and family.
7) Describe the end-of-life care needs of special populations.
8) Explain the care of the patient just prior to and following their death.
Course Professions
Course Summaries
Differences between palliative care and hospice care, ethical and legal principles in end-of-life care, pain management, care needs for special populations, effective communication with patient and family, care during final hours and postmortem.
Accreditation / Approval Information
Course Categories
Cancer (Oncology)
Critical Care
Elder Health (Gerontology)
Home Health
Hospice (Death and Dying)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Leslie R. Crane, EdD, MSN, RN;

Leslie Crane has been an RN since 1973. She teaches in the RN, LVN, CNA, and home health aide programs at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. She graduated from Sonoma State University with an MSN and the University of Phoenix with an EdD in educational technology. Her clinical background is primarily in adult critical care. Leslie loves teaching nursing students and "infecting" them with her enthusiasm for the profession, passion for life-long learning, and commitment to a high level of accountability. 

Nancy Evans, BS

Nancy Evans is a health science writer and editor with more than three decades of experience in healthcare publishing. She served as senior editor at Mosby/Times Mirror, senior editor in the health sciences division of Addison-Wesley, and senior medical editor at Appleton & Lange. A breast cancer survivor since 1991, she has written and spoken extensively on breast cancer issues. Nancy co-produced the HBO documentary film Rachel's Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer. She is also the co-producer of Children and Asthma, a KQED documentary film, and the documentary Good Food, Bad Food: Obesity in American Children. 
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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/01/2025
Cost: $42.00
Credit Offered:
7 ANCC Credits
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