Symptoms of Dying and Psychological Perspectives on Death

 

What does death look like? Feel like? Smell like? Sound like? When we find ourselves at the bedside of one who is dying, we dont know what to expect. This “not knowing” can generate tremendous fear that disables us from being present to the moment. Knowing what to expect can free us to participate fully in the process. This course describes common symptoms of dying (physical, emotional, social and spiritual) to enable health care professionals to prepare patients and their caregivers so that they can participate fully in the dying process with less fear.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAL-0-SDPPD

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California Board of Registered Nursing

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

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DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

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Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

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Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Video.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

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Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-0-SDPPD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the common and less common physiological and psychological changes of the active dying process.
Describe approaches for responding to the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual symptoms experienced at end of life.
Discuss three critical education points for family members experiencing the death of a loved one.

Outline:
Objectives
-Trajectories of Death
-Nearing Death

Common Physiological and Functional Changes During the Last Weeks of Life
-Slow progressive symptoms over last weeks
-Pain
-Symptoms that may require treatment
-Other symptoms

Common Physiological and Functional Changes During the Last Days/Hours of Life
-Common Symptoms in Last Days
-Common Symptoms in Last Hours
-Psychological Changes
-Psychological Responses
-Common Psychological Issues
-Spiritual and Religious Beliefs
-Tools to assess religious and spiritual beliefs
-Types of questions that can be explored
-Role of religion/spirituality at times of illness

Role of religion/spirituality at times of illness
-The “Five” Things that Matter- Ira Byock
-Aspects of dying for which families and loved ones need preparation
-After Death

References

Instructor: Linda Redford, RN, PhD
Dr. Redford is the Director of the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) and the Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program (RIT) at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She is also an Associate Director of the Center on Aging and on the faculty of the School of Nursing at KUMC. Dr. Redford holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Master's Degrees in Nursing and Medical Anthropology and a Doctoral Degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Redford is a former National Kellogg Fellow. She has served as Chair of the National Institute on Community-Based Long-Term Care, a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging, and on the Boards of Directors of the Mid-America Congress on Aging, the National Council on the Aging, and the American Society on Aging. Dr. Redford serves on the Boards of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and the American Stroke Foundation. Disclosure: Linda Redford, RN, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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