End-of-Life Issues - CMEZ257

End-of-Life Issues

by Susan Heinzerling
(4.5 / 391 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Recent data show most people in the U.S. die at home, which is the preference of the majority of America; however, many still die in institutions. Caring for a patient approaching the end of life continues to challenge the most skilled and educated practitioners. The healthcare team has an obligation to assist patients and families with end-of-life concerns such as changing roles in the family, anticipatory grief, loss of control of bodily functions, and other distressing symptoms. This module is an overview of end-of-life issues for clinicians across practice settings who provide comfort and support to dying patients and their families.


The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses, physicians, and social workers with enhanced knowledge of end-of-life care. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe physical and psychosocial issues associated with dying patients.
  • Identify two cultural variations encountered in dying patients.
  • Describe two interdisciplinary team 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: 2/25/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

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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Nicole D - Clearwater, FL  ·  Mar 31, 2020
Very interesting and appropriate for my current practice.
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Janet S - Greenwood Village , CO  ·  Mar 16, 2020
This was succinct and informational
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Whitney T - Portland, OR  ·  Feb 16, 2020
good things to think about not often talked about during education.
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Paula W - Houston, TX  ·  Jan 15, 2020
Good foundation of basics needed for hospice
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Shena O - Covington, GA  ·  Jan 08, 2020
This was a very interesting and informative activity I will address and understand the patient and family in the next occasion of death and dying
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50