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
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.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists
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