Care at the End-of-Life
This course provides the reader with updated information on care of the individual at the end of life. Palliative care will be differentiated from curative care and a review of pathophysiologic changes that occur at the end of life are reviewed. Legal, ethical, and social concerns are discussed along with supportive measures nurses can take to support the dying individual and their significant others.

Course Publication Date: April 30, 2019

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

Author:Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE
Michael G. Danis BSN, RN, CCRN
Course No:CEL043019
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Professional Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the difference between palliative care and curative care
  • Discuss the legal, ethical and social importance of advanced directives
  • Describe pathophysiological changes that occur with death
  • Describe supportive measures nurses can use to comfort dying individuals and their family members (or significant others) including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural


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