Lessons From the Dying Patient, Part 1: The Fear of Death and Symbolic Language - SLPA9321

Lessons From the Dying Patient, Part 1: The Fear of Death and Symbolic Language

by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD and Dianne Gray, B.S.
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Using real-life examples from her personal experience, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, explains the use and meaning of end-of-life symbolic language and how clinicians can engage and support patients at this difficult time. In this recording made before she died, Kübler-Ross also discusses the importance of clinicians’ offerings of honesty, hope, and compassion at the end of life. Dianne Gray, president of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation, provides an introduction to this three-part webinar series.


The goal of this three-part webinar series is to learn about death and dying and the five stages of death based on the seminal work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the history and key figures in the development of the hospice movement
  • Describe how a personal fear of death may impact a healthcare provider’s ability to take care of a patient’s needs
  • Distinguish between the use of verbal and non-verbal symbolic language in the dying patient

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapist, pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, speech language pathologists, and social workers.
Speech language pathologists and audiologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Dianne Gray, BS, is the CEO of Hospice and Healthcare Communications. She works globally, creating and furthering advocacy, education, and/or mass media initiatives involving all aspects of end-of-life and palliative care. In additional to being President of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, Ms. Gray is also on the board of International Children's Palliative Care Network and is co-founder of the American Academy of Pediatrics SOHPM, Parent Advisory Group. Ms. Gray has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model. By permission of Ken Ross, EKR Foundation Founder, OnCourse Learning is providing this educational content. Mr. Ross has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 11/1/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/1/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/4/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Isabelle S - Houston, TX  ·  Mar 16, 2018
excellent information!
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Susan S - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Feb 21, 2018
Very good information
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Howard I - Fountain, NC  ·  Jan 05, 2018
It was so great to hear ms gray and dr kubler-ross
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MICHELLE B - Land O Lakes , FL  ·  Dec 27, 2017
Excellent subject matter for my field
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Carol B - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Dec 27, 2017
Very similar but different from the course I took in college over 20 years ago, taught by one of Ms. Ross' student assistants.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00