Journey of Self-Awareness
This self-paced course gives the professional caregiver an opportunity to increase their understanding and ability to assist with all aspects of care of those with serious illness and those who are at the end of life. It focuses more on the spiritual and emotional care of the dying and their loved ones, encouraging, recognizing and supporting best practices of palliative care across the continuum of healthcare.
The experience of this course will help you, and allow you to help your patients change the cultural outlook about death and dying from one of fear and anxiety to one of acceptance and compassion; to encourage more conversation about death and dying, in a culture where it is still a Taboo subject; to enlighten you on nuances of dealing with difficult and challenging situations at the end of life.
|The Journey of Self-Awareness is an online program that teaches you self-awareness in the midst of a challenging and stressful career. It helps you to reflect on your approach to caregiving and identify ways to balance that with your own self-care.||
What You’ll Learn
The Journey of Self-Awareness utilizes the power of stories from professionals and non-professionals in discussions relating to palliative and end of life care. There will be reading, journaling and thought-provoking questions to help you look deep inside at your caregiving career and your personal life, with the goal of allowing you to assess your own self-development and ability to advocate for seriously ill patients in a variety of settings.
What You’ll Earn
3 continuing education (CE) credits approved by the following accreditation bodies:
- CEs are provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Redwing Keyssar, RN, is an expert in palliative care. She is a passionate caregiver, a heart-felt writer, and an exceptional teacher. In this course, she reveals the challenges and rewards that face the dying, their loved ones, and the professionals who care for them. Her engaging tales chronicle people she has cared for as a “midwife to the dying” over the past twenty years. While encouraging us to examine our personal relationship to impermanence, the author also calls upon us to consider changes that could be made in our healthcare system that would further the cause of palliative care — the relief of suffering for patients and their loved ones. Learn more at Last Acts of Kindness.
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.