RN: End of Life Care

Course Information

This course offers an overview of end of life care for the client, nurse and family. A discussion of the stages of grief will be reviewed including methods for therapeutic communication. Information about complementary care disciplines will be discussed as well as information about the donor network and post mortem care.

This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nursing for 2 Contact Hours

Course Objectives

  1. Explain how to prepare the client, family and home of the client for hospice care
  2. Describe the goals of hospice care
  3. Describe the five stages of grief

Course Instructor

Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

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