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.
Advance Directives & Advance Care Planning
Learn how healthcare professionals can ensure that their patients’ voices are heard by embracing advance care planning, defined as honest conversations about how patients want to be cared for at the end of life if they are unable to communicate or make decisions.
Culturosity: Cultural Awareness in End-of-Life Care
Ever wonder why you react the way you do or see the world the way you do? Who you are is formed in large part by the culture in which you were raised.
End-of-Life Care Conversations
"Having the conversation" takes time, sensitivity and compassion. End-of-Life Care Conversations will help healthcare professionals enhance their communication skills and confidence in having this important conversation.
Grief and Loss in the Workplace
Grief is a natural response to loss, and while grief is often associated with death, it can accompany other sorts of loss, too. When grief is experienced in the workplace, it can impact an employee’s performance, especially if awareness and proper support measures are lacking.
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