Hospice Care: Critical Concerns for Occupational Therapists
by Instructor: Janice Kishi Chow MA, DOT, OTR/L; Instructor: Jill M. Hall, RN, CHPN; Instructor: Julie Groves, OTR/L


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Occupational therapists work with people across the entire life span, including old age and approaching death. The goal of this module is to provide occupational therapists who work with adults practical information and useful tools for initiating conversations about planning for the future and for teaching patients to look ahead and plan for changes in function.

About the Course Author

Janice Kishi Chow, MA, DOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Palo Alto, California.

Janice Kishi Chow MA, DOT, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Julie Groves, OTR/L, is the owner of Therapy In Your Home ‐ OT, PT, ST in California's Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. She also works per diem at CareSouth Home Health, and is on the board of the Coda Alliance, a community coalition for end-of-life care, CodaAlliance.org. Julie Groves, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1, 2.
    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-717832.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Explain best practice information about health and aging, choices in treatment, burdens and benefits of end-of-life care concerns, hospice and palliative care; Formulate a conversation with clients and families related to occupations associated with end-of-life care; Identify the role that occupational therapists play to ensure quality of life through meaningful occupations during the remaining days
  • Outline:

    1.       Clinical Cases

    2.       Scenario one

    3.       Scenario two

    4.       Scenario three

    5.       Occupational Therapy in Planning for aging well until the End

    6.       Common Misconceptions of Aging, Death, and Dying

    7.       An OT may start the conversation about hospice by saying:

    8.       A starting question about CPR might be:

    9.       Occupational Therapy and Understanding Hospice

    10.   Occupational Therapy and Enhanced Active Listening

    11.   Occupational Therapy and Choices within the Healthcare System

    12.   Occupational Therapy and Expressing Values

    13.   Occupational Therapy and Documentation

    14.   Resources

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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