Course Code: PSCC-ELNEC-GRAD-5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Preparing for a Good Death
A. A Good Death
C. The Nurse, Dying, and Death
D. Individualized, Personal Experience
E. Importance of Being Honest
F. Open, Honest Communication
G. Preparing for Death
H. Common Ethical Issues
I. Critical-Thinking Question
Section 3: Frequent Symptoms Associated with Imminent Death
A. Two Roads to Death
B. Biophysical/Psychosocial/Spiritual Model
C. Most Common Symptoms
E. Pain During the Final Hours
F. Terminal Secretions
G. Signs and Symptoms of Imminent Death
H. Psychological Concerns
I. Spiritual Concerns
J. Cultural Considerations
K. Cultural and Spiritual Considerations
L. Palliative Care in the Latino Population
M. Nursing Interventions: Support
N. Critical-Thinking Question
O. The Death Vigil
P. The Dying Child
Q. Key Points
R. The Dying Older Adult
Section 4: Care at the Time of Death
A. Care Following Death
B. Honoring Veterans
C. Care of Self
E. Critical-Thinking Question
F. Bereavement Support
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
The National ELNEC Project
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