Spirituality at the End of Life

Spirituality at the End of Life 

This course outlines common spiritual experiences or milestones people may reach at the end of life. Topics include loss of identity, the paradox of connectedness and isolation at the end of life, and the patient experience of grieving their own death. Spiritual assessments and interventions are discussed. Finally, an approach to conversations about spiritual matters, including self-awareness and self-care for the professional, are explored.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-HOS-0-SEL-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

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

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker 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


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


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.



Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.


Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.


This module is Reading-Based.


Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 General continuing education clock hours.

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

1.0 HOURS


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 (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course #2165 from 12.05.2018 to 12.05.2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 1.00.


New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.


Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider #
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-0-SEL-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define spirituality and distinguish from religion.
Describe the importance of spiritual assessment and name at least one approach.
Describe interventions that help individuals cope at end of life, including making meaning and rituals.
Identify best practices, including self-awareness, when preparing for conversations with patients who are in spiritual distress at end of life.
Describe techniques for spiritual self-care for hospice professionals.

Outline:
About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Spirituality and Religion

Perspectives on Death and Dying

Spirituality at End of Life

Perspectives from Major Religions

Four Levels of Self

Dignity and Spirituality

Anticipatory Grief

Review

Summary

Section 3: Spiritual Assessment

Suffering

Spiritual Needs

Spiritual History or Assessment Tools

Review

Summary

Section 4: Interventions, Resources, and Practices

Interventions

Making Meaning

Rituals

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conversations about Spirituality

Affirming Identities

Reasons to Care Plan Spirituality

Intentionality

Review

Summary

Section 6: Sustaining Professionals through Self-care

Steps to Self-care

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Heidi Gessner
Heidi Gessner, MDiv, BCC, is an Ordained United Church of Christ Minister who serves as the Bereavement Coordinator and Palliative Care Chaplain at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She felt deeply called to end of life and grief work after her own father's journey and death from lung cancer in 1994. She developed and created UNC Hospital Bereavement Support Services with a goal of attending to the emotional pain that is the result of loss and death. Heidi provides emotional and spiritual care, as well as grief counseling to clients, families, and staff. In addition to connecting with clients, families, and staff in the hospital, Heidi facilitates grief support groups and writing workshops in the community for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. Heidi is also an active member of the UNC Hospitals Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team, which responds to unexpected, traumatic events within the hospital. Disclosure: Heidi Gessner has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling began her nursing career as a Med/Surg nurse. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse and later became a Hospice RN Case Manager. Susan has practiced hospice nursing in both a large, urban area and in a rural setting. Susan earned a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, 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: Beginner level Social Workers; Entry level Professional Counselors; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.