Hospice Care - Introduction to Palliative Care

Hospice Care - Introduction to Palliative Care 

Each person’s journey through life is full of unique relationships, experiences, and milestones. Within the journey of life, such milestones may signify the beginning, middle, and even the end of life. The end of life can be one of the most emotional and personal milestones a person may ever experience. However, even as a person approaches the end stage of life, they still desire the highest possible quality of life. The palliative approach focuses on the quality of “living through” a life-threatening illness. Its goal is to help individuals facing a terminal illness, and therefore the end of life, achieve quality of life using a holistic approach. In this course, you will learn how the palliative care approach to the end of life helps individuals achieve this.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SC-0-HOS-HC-IPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Define palliative care
Identify the goals of the palliative care approach.
Describe palliative care models.
Describe the most common symptoms that cause problems at the end of life.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Palliative Care Approach

A. Defining Palliative Care

B. Growth of Palliative Care

C. The Change to Palliative Care

D. Care Goals

E. The Team

F. Palliative Care Models

G. Meet Teri

H. Pain

I. Delirium

J. Loss of Appetite

K. Other Common Symptoms

L. Quality of Care

M. Review

Section 3: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Cindy Smith RN, MSN, LNHA
Cindy Smith RN, MSN, LNHA has 30 years of experience in acute, critical, and long-term care in both clinical and administrative roles. She has been responsible for regulatory compliance, performance improvement, operations management, and clinical practice for acute and critical care, hospice, and long-term care. She is currently a clinical educator for the medical, oncology, and nursing resource units in a 222-bed acute care hospital. Disclosure: Cindy Smith RN, MSN, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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