End-of-Life Issues - CMEZ257

End-of-Life Issues

by Thomas E Quinn, APRN-CNS, MSN, AOCN
(4.5 / 338 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Much of the literature indicates that although most people, given the choice, would prefer to die at home, many will die in institutions. Caring for a patient approaching the end of life continues to challenge the most skilled, educated, and talented practitioners. Nurses have an obligation to address end-of-life issues with patients and families by addressing concerns, such as fear of abandonment, losing control of bodily functions, and being overwhelmed with pain or distress. This module will provide an overview for clinicians who provide comfort and support to dying patients and their families, regardless of the setting in which care is provided.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update and enhance nurses’, physicians’, and social workers’ knowledge about end-of-life care in patients and its application in any setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe physical and psychosocial issues associated with dying patients
  • Identify two cultural variations when dealing with dying patients
  • Describe two nursing interventions for grieving families

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, nurses, and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/15/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/14/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Michael R - EUGENE, OR  ·  Aug 14, 2019
Nicely Done. Eye opening
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Richard C - Beaverton, OR  ·  Jul 31, 2019
good job with this presentation
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Anna S - Lilburn, GA  ·  Jul 09, 2019
Very eye opening course. Learned new little details about end of life issues.
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Gregary M - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Jun 14, 2019
Well done, easily to navigate, good learning.
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Myra D - Pearland, TX  ·  Jun 07, 2019
Excellent refreshers course.
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Price: $15.00
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