"Help I'm dying and No One Will Talk to Me About It!"

Computer Requirements for Online Courses:
Reliable Internet connectivity, audio speakers, and the use of Quicktime are needed.
Get Quicktime (a free video player) from Apple at . Remember to install the program once downloaded.

Program Overview and Goal:
Participants will have the opportunity to explore personal experiences, reactions, and resistance towards serious illness, suffering and death. Topics to be covered include presenting bad news to patients, exploring their definition of quality of life, advance directives and DNRs, recommendations for palliative and hospice care, and patient autonomy in making end of life decisions.
The goal of this activity is to present the issues associated with death and dying and increase the practitioner's level of comfort in providing complete care and support for patients and families that are facing end-of-life decisions.

Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify measures for initiating conversations regarding end-of-life matters
  • Discuss the problems that healthcare practitioners face in addressing these issues with their patients
  • Discuss definitions and descriptions of end-of-life healthcare language and factors that must be communicated to patient
  • Discuss cultural and spiritual influences on healthcare professional, patients, and families

Criteria for Successful Completion of Continuing Education Program:
To receive continuing nursing education credit, view the audio-slide show, take the multiple choice post test, and complete the evaluation online. Upon successful completion of the post test and evaluation, you will be able to print your continuing nursing education credit certificate. A passing grade of 70% is required.

Financial Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest:
It is the policy of the provider of this program that all continuing nursing education activities are independent, free of commercial bias and outside the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content. Therefore, all planning committee members and speakers are required to disclose any significant financial interest or relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in an educational presentation. Any conflicts of interest are resolved prior to planning committee participation. The planning committee and presenters for this program have not disclosed any pertinent financial relationships or conflicts of interest.

Commercial Company Support and Noncommercial Sponsor Support:
No commercial company support or noncommercial sponsor support was provided for this program.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
The opinions expressed in this program are those of the participating faculty. Approval of this program does not imply endorsement by the program provider, the approver (ONS) or ANCC of any commercial products discussed.

Off-Label Product Use:
Some of the information contained in this program may be inconsistent with product labeling. Therefore, the official package inserts for all products mentioned should be consulted for complete prescribing information and a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, and dosage and administration guidelines. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment in making treatment decisions.

Credits 1.00 contact hours
Price for non-RCINJ
Network Hospitals
Registration DeadlineMar 16, 2013 12:00 am

Registration deadline is two weeks before course, subject to availability (course may close earlier). Course fees DO NOT include parking and must be received at least two weeks prior to the course. Refunds will only be given to those who cancel 24 hours prior to the course.

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