Physical, Psychosocial, and Spiritual Symptoms at the End of Life

Physical, Psychosocial, and Spiritual Symptoms at the End of Life 

Being unfamiliar with the dying process can cause fear for patients, families, and professionals. Further, clinicians unfamiliar with death and dying will not be able to assess patients’ and families’ needs and may miss critical interventions. This course describes physical symptoms and psychological and spiritual distress that can occur at end of life to better enable healthcare professionals to prepare patients and their caregivers, promote their well-being during the dying process, and provide appropriate symptom management. The goal of this course is to provide nurses and social workers in hospice and palliative care with knowledge of the symptoms of dying.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-PAC-0-PPSSEL

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


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


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.25 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 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

1.25 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

1.25 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. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.


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


This module is Reading-Based.

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

1.25 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 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-PPSSEL
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recognize physiological and psychological changes that occur in the dying process.
Describe three interventions for physical, psychosocial, or spiritual distress at end of life.
Discuss three education points for family members experiencing the death of a loved one.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Dying Process

Patients’ Goals and Dying Trajectories

Physical Symptoms

The Last Days or Hours of Life

Review

Summary

Section 3: Psychological Distress

Expected Reactions vs. Distress

Anxiety

Depression

Coping with Death

Review

Summary

Section 4: Spiritual Challenges

Does Spirituality Apply to All Patients?

Words Matter

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Instructor: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Lifes Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, 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: Intermediate level Social Workers; 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.