Hospice and palliative care has displayed remarkable growth and value in the health care system. The history, services, interdisciplinary team, leadership, and future growth are fascinating subjects points to be studied. Hospice and palliative care face many challenges for growth. This course examines in depth the benefits of hospice services for end of life care including managing pain, counseling for grief and bereavement, spiritual care and respite care for family members. This course offers a view of managed care, how hospice is reimbursed and changing regulations that may change the future of hospice care.
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- Definition of hospice and palliative care.
- WHO definition of hospice care.
- History of hospice.
- Essential characteristics of hospice and palliative care.
- Team concepts, roles of social workers, nurses, physicians, home health aides, clergy, counselors, volunteers, OT/PT/ST.
- Most common types of pain in cancer, Principles that Hospice apply for treatment of chronic pain.
- Stage theory, Psychosocial Care of Dying Persons and their Families, Statement of Assumptions and Principles Concerning Psychosocial Care of Dying Persons and their Families.
- Bereavement Follow Up Services, categories of bereavement, learn of bereavement services for teens and families, camps, counseling, Normal versus Pathological Grief, Prolonged or complicated grief disorder.
- The business of hospice, challenges hospice faces, curative treatment restriction, managed care and hospice.
- Medicare hospice benefit, new Medicare certification requirements and payment, new requirements for Medicare-certified hospices, levels of care covered by hospice, and hospice in nursing facilities.
- Research of effectiveness of hospice care, the future of hospice care and the right to die.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on current programs, available resources, strengths, challenges and future of hospice programs to better educate our patients and the community of available services and to increase the possibility for leadership opportunities due to improved awareness of technical aspects of hospice care.
- Identify WHO definition of hospice 2. Identify essential components of a hospice program
- Identify team concepts and approaches in hospice care, identify roles of interdisciplinary team in hospice care
- Identify most common types of pain and treatment for cancer patients, identify common symptoms in hospice, identify symptoms of approaching death
- Identify stage theory, identify assumptions and principles for issues of the dying person, their families, their caregivers. Identify how to break bad news and importance of truth telling
- Identify bereavement follow up services that are available to family, spouse, children.
- Identify categories for bereavement, identify normal versus pathological grief.
- Identify the challenges of the balance of hospice care by staying true to roots and needing to make money (the business of hospice), identify managed care in hospice, identify curative treatment restriction
- Identify what encompasses the Medicare hospice benefit, identify new Medicare certification requirements and documentation requirements, identify levels of care covered by hospice
- Identify quality improvement methods and policies, identify future possibilities of hospice care.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Course Expiration: The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by South Lake Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.