21 contact hours
The Certificate in End-of-Life Care represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience.
The U.S. population is aging at a rapid rate, and the number of individuals, young and old, who are living with debilitating, chronic, or terminal illnesses is also increasing. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this special area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.
The Certificate in End of Life Care distinguishes you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in this special field of health care. The program
- enhances professional marketability,
- builds skills and competencies,
- fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals, and
- develops an interdisciplinary perspective on end-of-life care.
This certification program provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing chronic, terminal illnesses through a wide range of professional career paths. There are opportunities in nursing, teaching, administration, and research that focus on the needs and interests of these patients. These opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.
This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational or practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, adult children of aging parents, and individuals currently working with or planning to work with the terminally ill.
The Certificate in End of Life Care consists of the following five courses.
- End-of-Life Issues: Ethical Issues
- End-of-Life Issues: Hospice and Palliative Care
- End-of-Life Issues: Pain Assessment and Management
- End-of-Life Issues: Physiologic Changes
- End-of-Life Issues: Death, Dying, and Grief
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. This course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11
This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and co-provided by Education to Go.
Expiration Date: 06/15/2013