As a hospice worker or volunteer, you have the ethical and legal responsibility to protect the rights of individuals under the care of the hospice organization you represent. In this course, you will learn about the rights individuals have and ways you can protect these rights.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: General Rights in all Health Care Organizations A. Healthy Environment B. Safe Environment C. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect D. Freedom from Restraints and Seclusion E. Dignity and Respect F. Access to Medical Treatment G. Free from Discrimination H. Decision-Making and Choice I. Self-Determination J. Privacy and Confidentiality K. Privacy Violations L. Informing Individuals of Their Rights M. Exercising Their Rights N. Review O. Summary Section 3: Rights of Individuals Receiving Hospice Care A. Hospice B. Pain Management and Symptom Control C. The Plan of Care D. Notification of Changes E. Voice Grievances F. Hospice Provisions and Limitations G. Ensuring Safety H. Privacy I. Personal Possessions J. Self-Administration of Medication K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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