End-of-Life Care

When curative treatments are no longer effective or preferred, healthcare professionals must rely on a new set of skills, knowledge bases and protocols that define compassionate end-of-life care and its unique focus on quality of life for patients and their families.

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.