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End of Life Care: Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations
Course Code: NA1750

Author(s): Patsy Barnes RN

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Hours: 6

End of Life Care: Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations

This class will present a historical overview of dying in America, as well as the three types of care available in the US today. End of life care will be viewed via the cultural and religious norms, as well as the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, and the ethical dilemma of double effect. The codes of conduct for CRC, CDMS, and CCM will be discussed as they relate to care of the dying.  End of life care for dementia patients will also be addressed.

This course is ETHICS PRE-APPROVED for CCM, CRC, CDMS, CLCP, CVRP, and RRP. The CCMC Code of Professional Conduct will be referenced in this presentation.

Course Objectives:
  1. Describe the historical milestones as it relates to dying in America

  2. List the types of end of life care

  3. Compare and contrast end of life care as impacted by religion and culture

  4. Understand the codes of conduct in the context of end of life care and diversity

  5. Discuss how dementia influences the end of life decisions

Course Overview:
  1. Introduction

  2. Historical Overview of Death in America

  3. Medical Decisions and Types of Care at End of Life

  4. Cultural and Religious Focus at the End of Life

  5. End of Life Care for Dementia Patients


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