Dying in America continues to be misrepresented and misunderstood. This course describes the history of hospice as a social construct in the world at large and as a growing option for care at the end of life within the U.S. Key concepts in this course include the role of the nurse in hospice practice, the function of the interdisciplinary hospice team, the structure of the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice eligibility requirements, pain and symptom management, and care of the hospice patient before death. Information about reimbursement, documentation, and anticipated changes and additions to the hospice benefit are also reviewed.
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.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 2.00 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
Sheila Lax, RN, works as a case manager in home hospice care with Capital Caring in Falls Church, Va. She is also an educator for new nurses in case management and end-of-life care. Disclosure: Sheila Anne Lax, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Jackelyn Y. Boyden, MS, MPH, RN, CHPPN
Jackelyn Y. Boyden, MS, MPH, RN, CHPPN, is a master's-prepared nurse who works in the field of hospice and palliative care education and research. Disclosure: Jackelyn Y. Boyden, MS, MPH, RN, CHPPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, BSN, MA, RN, CHC
Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, BSN, MA, RN, CHC, is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has over 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18 years. Kennedy earned her doctoral degree in Health Education and Policy and is a certified compliance professional and legal nurse consultant. Disclosure: Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, BSN, MA, RN, CHC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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