About This Course
18 contact hours
End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation.
The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues 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 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 eight 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
- Cultural Considerations at the End of Life
- Pediatric End of Life Care: Compassion and Caring
- Caregiving at the End of Life: Issues and Considerations
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
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.
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 jointly provided by Cengage Learning, Inc.
Expiration Date: 06/30/2019
Course Revised August 2013