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Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know addresses an essential component of the basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student.

The purpose of this course is to provide an indepth look at death and dying and to explore the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life.

Nursing Care at the End of Life by Susan E. Lowey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Course Curriculum

Introduction - Nursing Care
Introduction – Nursing Care 01:30:00
1. Anticipation
A Historical Overview of End-of-Life Care 01:30:00
Types and Variability within Illness Trajectories 01:30:00
Conceptual Frameworks Guiding Death & Dying 01:30:00
Models of Organized End-of-Life Care: Palliative Care vs. Hospice 01:30:00
Initiating Conversations about Goals of Care 01:30:00
2. In the Moment
Management of Pain and Physical SymptomsFREE 01:30:00
Pharmacological Interventions for Pain 01:30:00
Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Pain 01:30:00
Management of Emotional and Spiritual Distress 01:30:00
Ethical Concerns in End-of-Life Care 01:30:00
Care at the Time of Death 01:30:00
Nurse–Patient–Family CommunicationFREE 01:30:00
3. Afterwards
Diversity in Dying: Death across Cultures 01:30:00
Grief and BereavementFREE 01:30:00
Diversity of Beliefs and Traditions across Religions and Cultures 01:30:00
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