Use of Complementary Therapies to Improve Quality of Life in the Hospice Patient

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/2017

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Course Description: The primary focus of hospice care is to improve the quality of life physically, emotionally and spiritually. The well-stocked hospice tool box might include complimentary therapies as a means to improve quality of life, as defined by the patient.


Instructor: Cornelia Scibetta RN, BSN

Target Audience: Nurses, Licensed Social Workers and any other interested healthcare worker

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Define complimentary vs alternative therapies.
2. Describe the evidence basis for complimentary therapies.
3. Describe the benefits and symptom relief with the use of massage, music and pet therapies.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2.
Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

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Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.