Previous Continuing Education Webinar Materials
Understanding hospice care means understanding its history, philosophy, impact and benefits. A general overview of hospice outlines hospice eligibility and its specialty focus, under the umbrella of palliative care, on compassionate end-of-life care.
Explore topics that include advance care planning, advance directives, cultural and spiritual issues that emerge near the end of life, and the medical, ethical, psychosocial and legal issues involved in hospice care, prognosis and end-of-life decisions.
Learn the challenges and options for managing pain in patients as they near the end of life.
Hospice for Specific Diagnoses
Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s/dementia, lung disease, stroke and more: understand the disease-specific guidelines and criteria that govern hospice care for the leading diseases for hospice referrals.
When is the right time to refer a patient to hospice care? Understand the Medicare guidelines, disease models, measurement tools and other factors that can help healthcare professionals predict patient morality.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
VITAS Healthcare offers free webinars hosted by experienced hospice professionals to educate clinicians on the benefits of hospice.
This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for:
- Nurses (in California, registered nurses only)
- Social workers
- Certified case managers
Florida-licensed nursing home administrators may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Other healthcare professionals are welcome to participate.Register Today