The process of dying is probably understood best by none other than Hospice. The healthcare professionals in Hospice can explain various markers to the family as they stand by and watch their loved one slipping away. It is critical for clinicians involved with palliative care patients and their families to have a deep understanding and appreciation of ethics.
This course will guide the clinician in an exploration of ethics and how it applies in palliative care.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to guide the manager in a study of ethics in palliative care.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Define autonomy and palliative care.
- Recognize a cardinal goal of the medical professional when treating a terminally ill patient.
- Define progressive illness.
- Identify and differentiate between two bioethical principles.
- Define NHPCO and recognize when it was founded.
- List 4 ethical issues surrounding the palliative care of hospice.
- Recognize advance directives put the decision making into the hands of the patient.
- Define ethical guidelines.
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.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Registered Nurses.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Text
The course materials for this Text course are available in our online format available instantly, or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials.
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