End-of-Life (EOL) Presentations

The Final Journey: A Discussion of Death and Dying (1.2 contact hours)image_12
  • List two goals for quality end-of-life care contributing to “a good death”
  • Identify who qualities for hospice care
  • Identify three stages of death and dying
  • Discuss normal changes in nutrition at the end-of-life

Spiritual, Emotional and Caregiving Issues (1.2 contact hours)

  • List four caregiving domains
  • Name four possible causes of spiritual distress
  • Identify three signs of emotional health
  • Describe signs of caregiver burnout
Spiritual Care: Not Just for My Patients (1.2 contact hours)
  • Describe the nursing diagnosis of spiritual distress.
  • List three characteristics of spiritual distress and three care plan interventions
  • Use a spiritual assessment tool on another class participant.
  • Explain why a health care provider need to be attentive to her/his own spiritual care
  • Explore ways we find “meaning in life.”
Care Planning Together: The Task of Interdisciplinary Groups in Hospice/Palliative Care (1.2 contact hours)
  • Identify the primary task of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) according to CMS’s Condition of Participation 418.56
  • Discuss how an unhealthy IDG is like “blind men and an elephant?”
  • Describe how patient-centered care is different from disease centered care
  • Identify IDG members contributions to Margaret’s individualize pain management CARE PLAN.
Hospice 101 (1 contact hour)
  • Give a definition of palliative care
  • Identify who qualifies for hospice care
  • Identify one part of the “Good Death’ definition from the Institute of Medicine
  • Describe four levels of hospice care
  • List three myths regarding hospice care
Patient-Centered Care: Are Your Relationships Therapeutic? (1.2 contact hours)
  • Define patient-centered & therapeutic care.
  • List 3 things that patients want from their physicians & healthcare providers
  • Discuss how principles of hospice/palliative care demonstrate patient-centered care
  • Name & describe 2 programs that promote patient-centered care
  • Demonstrate Dr. Kate Granger’s patient-centered tool #hellomynameis
Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospice: Partnering Together for Optimal End-of-Life Care (1.2 contact hours)
  • Give one statistic related to death and long term care facilities
  • Identify different goals for SNF and Hospice
  • Define palliative and hospice care
  • List three benefits from receiving hospice care in a SNF
  • Name three “quality indicators” seen at end-of-life
The Art of End-of-Life Conversations: Tips for the Talk  (1.2 contact hours)
  • List 3 situations where a doctor or healthcare team would need to have an end-of-life (EOL) conversation with a patient & his/her family
  • Name 2 benefits of having EOL conversations
  • Explain “SPIKES” protocol
  • Compare elements of Dr. Diane Meir’s (Director of CAPC) “Human Connection of Palliative Care: Ten Steps for What to Say & Do” to SPIKES protocol
  • Discuss 5 question Dr. Atul Gawande (author of Being Mortal) asks dying patients
“Is it Palliative or is it Hospice? I’m So Confused!” (1.2 contact hours)
  • Give definitions for both palliative care and hospice care
  • List 3 similarities & 3 differences between hospice & palliative care
  • Understand history of hospice & palliative care
  • Identify which patient(s) may benefit from palliative care referral and which patient(s) may benefit from hospice referral -case studies
Pulmonary Disease… End of Life Care (1.2 contact hours)
  • Describe palliative and hospice care
  • List three indications of advanced pulmonary disease
  • Name three possible causes of dyspnea (breathlessness)
  • Discuss three pharmacologic interventions for breathlessness