In your initial approach to patients facing the end of life and those patients’ families, it is critical that you introduce the hospice program in a way that enhances and honors their choices and diminishes fear. In this course, you will learn words and approaches that reflect compassion, knowledge, and sensitivity. Additionally, you will explore ways to initiate the discussion of hospice, manage fears and barriers, enhance communication, and paint a picture of hospice as a source of help and support. The goal of this course is to equip nurses in hospice and palliative care to be able to explain hospice to patients and families.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Initially Approaching the Patient and Family
What Are the Perceptions: Yours and Theirs?
What Is the Hospice Philosophy?
Finding the Right Words
Section 3: Connections and Barriers
Living Through Dying: The Struggle for Grace
Address the Often-Unspoken Questions
Affirm the Partnership
Section 4: Hospice Benefits and Requirements
Hospice Services: What to Include in Your Presentation
Eligibility and Making a Referral
Section 5: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Life Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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