Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters in the End (HM4015)

Textbook: Being Mortal

Author(s): Atul Gawande

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 16

CCM Credit Hours: 7

Course Format

Homestudy, Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

Course Objectives

  1. Review how the process of aging, frailty and dying unfolds and explain how people experience the end of their lives.

  2. Discuss clinician's ultimate limitations, failures and successes in their efforts to deal with patients as their life draws to a close.

  3. Explain how an elderly person's ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life - all the way to the very end.

  4. Discuss the transformation of nursing homes from "total institutions" which emphasizes only "safety" to a semblance of home that creates a life of worth and freedom for the residents.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. The Independent Self

  3. Dependence

  4. Assistance

  5. A Better Life

  6. Letting Go

  7. Hard Conversations

  8. Courage

  9. Epilogue

Course Price
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