Explaining Hospice to Patients and Families

Explaining Hospice to Patients and Families 

In your initial approach to patients facing the end of life and their families, it is critical that you introduce the program in a way that enhances and honors 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.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-0-EHPF
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
State hospice benefits and requirements for admission.
Describe the initial approach to the patient and family.
Identify and respond to common misconceptions about hospice.
Discuss ways to address barriers to receiving hospice care.

Section 1: Understanding the Hospice Program A. Why you need to know B. Perceptions C. Choice D. Philosophy E. Services F. The Team G. Hospice Benefit H. Levels of Care I. Referrals J. Utilization K. Benefits L. The Right Approach Section 2: Making Connections A. Making the Connection B. Barriers C. Retention D. Hearing and Seeing E. Unspoken Questions F. Compassionate Guidance G. Fears and Misconceptions H. Navigation I. Disease Progression and Dying J. Culture K. Enrollment Barriers L. Partnership M. The Struggle for Grace

Instructor: Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN
An RN since 1976, Tani Bahti has spent most of her career in the field of hospice and palliative care. Recognizing how fear, misinformation and lack of information can negatively impact decision-making and the dying experience, she is passionate about, and committed to improving end-of-life care through education. Certified in both Thanatology and Hospice and Palliative Nursing, a frequent lecturer for medical and nursing schools and community groups, Ms. Bahti has developed clinical training programs for healthcare professionals and volunteers, participated in end-of-life research and produced teaching tools. She is the writer and producer of the award winning video, Living Through Dying - The Struggle for Grace, and author of Dying to Know - Straight Talk About Death & Dying. Ms. Bahti is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Passages – Support & Education in End of Life Issues. Disclosure: Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN 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: Nurses; 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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