End-of-Life Issues - SW257

End-of-Life Issues

by Thomas E Quinn, APRN-CNS, MSN, AOCN
SW257
(4.3 / 490 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.00 CE ClockHr)

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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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
 
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
 
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
 
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 general continuing education clock hour.
 
OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program.
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study
 

 
Audience
 
Social Workers
 
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
 
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
 
 
Accommodations for Disabilities
 
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
 
 
Grievance Procedure
 
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, OnCourse Learning, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.
 
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, OnCourse Learning, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, OnCourse Learning, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, OnCourse Learning, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 12/14/2016
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. 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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Tamika H - Houston, TX  ·  Aug 09, 2017
This is a good refresher about bedside practice for those working with end-of life issues.
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Dana C - Galesburg, IL  ·  Aug 03, 2017
good practical information
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Patricia Y - Tucumcari, NM  ·  Jun 22, 2017
Good overall view of end-of-life issues
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Jessica R - Kalamazoo, MI  ·  Jun 12, 2017
Helpful as a social worker entering into the medical field to learn basics of end of life issues. However, this came up as a Social Work course and continually referred to nurses, no SW was mentioned.
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Megan K - Louisville, KY  ·  Jun 07, 2017
These surveys are to long..... make them shorter
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ONLINE
Price: $10.00
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