CNA: Issues at the End of Life
The goal of this course is to help Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) learn about the end of life issues that need to be dealt with.

Course Publication Date: October 11, 2023

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the ‘stages of dying’ by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

  • Discuss the difference between an ‘acute’ illness and a ‘chronic’ illness.

  • Describe and list several of the choices that need to be made at the end of life.

  • Describe questions that should be asked if you are responsible for an incapacitated person.

  • Discuss the ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) form and what it means to a CNA.

  • Discuss the most common treatment preferences addressed in a health-care directive.

  • Describe two types of legal documents called ‘Advance Directives.’

  • State what a POLST form is and what it is used for.

  • List some of the benefits to families from an autopsy.


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