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Certificate Description

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation. The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.

Certificate Purpose

The goal of this certificate is to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care for those who are experiencing a terminal illness.

Courses Included

End-of-Life Issues: Ethical Issues

  • Contact Hours: 3.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.35

End-of-life care presents health care professionals with many ethical challenges and dilemmas. Understanding ethical theories and ethical principles can provide a foundation for decision making. This course provides health care professionals with the tools necessary to make ethical decisions when providing care for patients at the end of their lives. Key ethical issues related to end-of-life care, including advance directives, euthanasia, medical futility, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, pain management, terminal hydration, organ donation, and considerations for the neonatal and pediatric patient are examined. In addition, guidelines for dealing with ethical dilemmas are also provided.

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End-of-Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care

  • Contact Hours: 2.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.25

Using a multidisciplinary team approach, the primary goals of hospice and palliative care are to provide symptom control, psychosocial and spiritual care, and optimal quality of life. The role of hospice and palliative care is rapidly expanding due to a better understanding of end-of-life issues by health care professionals. This course provides nurses and health care professionals with an overview of end-of-life issues in hospice and palliative care, including the specific characteristics of hospice and palliative care and the similarities and differences in hospice and palliative care for both adults and children.

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End-of-Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management

  • Contact Hours: 3.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.35

Pain assessment and management are especially important for high-quality end-of-life care. To provide quality care to individuals at this stage of their lives, health care practitioners must be particularly skilled at assessing pain, understanding misconceptions of pain management, addressing cultural issues in pain management, and providing effective pain therapies.

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End-of-Life Issues: Physiologic Changes at the End of Life

  • Contact Hours: 3.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.35

For health care professionals to provide compassionate, quality care to patients at the end of life, they must understand the many changes the patient undergoes. Holistic end-of-life care provides relief, comfort, and support whenever possible. It involves a comprehensive approach to the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the individual. Guidelines for the care of specific physical symptoms at the end of life will also be presented.

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End-of-Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

The dying experience is a profound, individual experience. The experience of loss and grief are as individual and unique as the persons involved. During this time, people often raise questions about the meaning of life.

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Cultural Considerations at the End of Life

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

At the end of life, attitudes about the loss of a loved one profoundly affect how both a dying person and his or her family and friends address the dying and the grieving processes. Diverse populations in the United States provide health-care professionals with tremendous opportunities to bridge cultural gaps and learn about different values and religious and spiritual belief systems.

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Pediatric End-of-Life Care – Compassion and Caring

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

The death of a child is a devastating event with long-lasting effects on family, friends, and health care providers. While pediatric death rates in the United States have declined in the last century, pediatric death remains a critical health care issue. Often parents and children do not receive the care they deserve and require during this challenging time.

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Caregiving at the End of Life – Issues and Considerations

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Caregivers are individuals who provide care to an individual who needs assistance. Caregivers can be professionals but are often unpaid individuals who support a loved one through an illness or the last phase of life. The experience can be immensely gratifying and rewarding as well as challenging and stressful. By anticipating the demands of end-of-life, caregiving can shift the journey to one in which support focuses on acceptance and healing.

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Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

The gift of organ donation is the gift of life. However, the gap between those who need an organ or tissue donation and the number of donations available is wide and growing. Health care providers need to understand the issues surrounding organ and tissue donation and recovery so they can effectively support the needs of donor families and donor recipients.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe family and caregiver issues, patient’s rights, ethical principles, and integrative health methods.
  2. Identify specific cultural influences at the end of life.
  3. Discuss pain assessment and management for clients of all ages during end of life care.
  4. Examine the physiologic changes in body systems associated with the end of life.
  5. Describe the tools necessary to make ethical decisions for clients at the end of their lives.
  6. Examine the epidemiology of pediatric death and care of the dying child.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Gerontology
  • Healing Environments
  • Holistic Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Long-Term Care
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Social Work
  • Spirituality

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $114.00

  • Contact Hours: 19.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 1.90

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