Examination of the history, theory and practice of hospice and palliative care. Topics include the palliative approach to medicine; the medical aspects of dying; terminal disease trajectories; “active” dying and the dying process; and multidimensional aspects of pain control. Also includes practical strategies for assisting families in communicating with healthcare providers; the impact of end-stage terminal illness on caretakers and family members; and self-care for caregivers.

3.0Credits