End-of-Life Issues

This course offers insight and tools to prepare social service practitioners for the challenges—and the rewards—of caring for older adults as they approach the end of life, and of providing support  to the older adult’s family and friends as they share that journey. The course provides clinical practice techniques, assessment, care-planning and treatment interventions. Self-awareness exercises are included to help course participants assess their own attitudes toward death.

Cost of Online Course: $120
Number of CEUs: 4


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    Learning Objectives

    • Knowledge of the palliative care model, legal issues and requirements, including advance directives, and the various roles of social service practitioners in end-of-life care.
    • Understanding of intervention options and approaches, related ethical concerns, the importance of individual cultural and religious factors, and potential effects of personal feelings about death and dying on professional, compassionate care.
    • Skills and tools to recognize the unique needs of the patient and family, to develop care plans, to facilitate discussion, and to provide appropriate interventions during the dying process, grief, and bereavement.



    • “The course taught me things that I was not aware of with end of life issues.”

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