Identifying Issues at the End of Life
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about end of life issues and ideas of how to deal with them.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:EL073018
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the stages of dying.
  • Name some of the choices that need to be made at the end of life.
  • Discuss the ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) form.
  • Describe two types of legal documents called ‘Advance Directives’.
  • Discuss a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
  • List five things to do to help keep a patient comfortable.
  • Describe the Hospice Program and how they aid a person who has been given only a short time to live.
  • Discuss the need for conservatorships or guardianships.
  • Discuss when to request an autopsy.


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