Care of the Patient at the End of Life
Excellent care of patients and families facing end of life requires you to have special knowledge and skills. This course provides effective tools and resources to aid in prognostication, communication, and symptom management. It examines regulatory and ethical issues for this complex and high-need group of patients and families. Standards regarding hospice eligibility, coverage and admission are also included.
What You’ll Learn
- The art of prognostication for hospice, including determining eligibility for patients suffering from specific types of serious illness, assessing frailty, and determining functional status
- The hospice approach to care including physician role; philosophy of care; when and how to refer; and details on Medicare hospice benefit
- Management of clinical issues at end of life
- Ethical issues at end of life, including medical aid in dying
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What You’ll Earn
- Understand how prognostication impacts the patient’s access to healthcare along the primary care, palliative care, and hospice continuum
- Describe the history, philosophy, and requirements for hospice and other end-of-life treatment preferences
- Assess and manage symptoms of advanced illness
- Delineate the signs and symptoms of impending death
- Apply the essentials of ethical principles common to end-of-life scenarios
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.