Family Support and the Hospice Patient

Family Support and the Hospice Patient

Course Expiration Date: 8/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This  course will describe how hospice supports families and identifies the family's responsibilities in the care of the patient.  The course also discusses caregiver burden.

Instructor: Toshua W. Kennedy PhD, MPH, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and all other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how hospice supports the family.
  • Identify the family's responsibilities in the care of the patient.
  • Discuss caregiver burden.

Length of Course: 30 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 0.5 contact hour.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.05 CEUs (0.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

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.


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