Communication is complex; it is the foundation of excellent palliative care. Communication is a crucial requirement for success in palliative care. It is important to communicate well so that you can advocate for your patients and their family. The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals with knowledge of communication in palliative care.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Communication: The Essentials
Nonverbal and Verbal Communication
Factors Influencing Communication
Expectations of Older Adults
Overcoming Communication Barriers
Evolving Trend: Telemedicine
Section 3: Communication Techniques
Facilitating Family Meetings
Breaking Bad News
End of Life: A Review
Am I Dying?
Messages to Give the Dying
Section 4: Conclusion
The content for this course was revised by Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN.
Dr. Carol O. Long is a national expert in community-based healthcare and has assumed varied nursing and consulting positions in research and education. Dr. Long has numerous articles, monographs, book chapters, and books related to community-based care, end-of-life care, hospice, and pain management. She has presented end-of-life and palliative care for advanced dementia training nationally and internationally. Her research centers on outcome indicators in advanced dementia care and staff knowledge and attitudes relative to palliative care interventions. Dr. Long has been an ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer since the course’s inception. She is a Fellow in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Long is a Transcultural Nursing Scholar with the Transcultural Nursing Society of America. She holds a BSN from Marquette University, an MS from the University of Michigan and PhD at Arizona State University.
The content for this course was created by The ELNEC Project Team.Disclosure: ELNEC Geriatric 2021 has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The ELNEC Project, which began in 2000, is a collaboration between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC and the City of Hope, Duarte, CA.
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