Introduction to End of Life Issues for Canada

Introduction to End of Life Issues for Canada 

Each of us follows a specific path in life. Life events and relationships help create a personal identity that defines who we are, our values, personality, and our purpose here on earth. We accomplish various meaningful and personal experiences and milestones in our lives. However, the end of life can be one of the most emotional and personal milestones we ever experience. For these reasons, it is essential for people approaching the end of their lives to continue to be treated as meaningful and valuable members of society. Although we know death is inevitable, facing our own death or that of a loved one, can be a sad and fearful time. So it is important to understand death’s emotional impact, the needs of the dying, various medical decisions that will need to be made, and how to best support those at the end of life.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-IELIC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe two of the five emotional stages of dying.
Recognize three guidelines to follow when discussing death with residents.
List three needs of the dying.
Describe two medical decisions that are often made as end of life nears.
Describe the supporting roles of the staff members.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: End of Life A. Emotional Stages of Dying B. How to Discuss Death with Residents C. Needs of the Dying D. Medical Decisions E. The Supporting Role of Staff F. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

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