End of Life Care: Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations (NA1750)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, Delaware BON, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 6

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course 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 Outline

  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

Customer Testimonial

This course was very informative and relevant to the management of patients with chronic and terminal illness requiring palliative , or acute and or hospice care to address their end of life issues. The cultural needs, spiritual needs and day to day care of a chronically ill patient was explained very well in this topic "End of Life Care: Ethical Dilemmas and considerations". Great read and information on ethically how to manage end of life for all aspects of patient care.
Angela M.