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.
The goal of this continuing education module is to provide occupational therapists in all settings with practical information and useful tools for initiating conversations about planning for the future and teaching patients to look ahead and plan for changes in function. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Formulate a conversation with clients and families related to occupations associated with end-of-life care
- Explain best practice information about health and aging, choices in treatment, burdens and benefits of end-of-life care concerns, hospice and palliative care
- Understand the role that occupational therapists play to ensure quality of life through meaningful occupations during the remaining days
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends
The course in intended for OTs and OTAs.
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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