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The Science of End of Life and Palliative Care

Course #: 05-281

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

This course focuses on guiding leaders in end-of-life and palliative care regarding the trends within the published scientific literature and the sources of private- and public-sector support for this research.  The purpose of this course is to present information on the nature and extent of published EOL PC research themes within the past 14 years, including information on federal research awards and the public and private stakeholders who fund this science.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the trends and dynamics in regards to race and its consideration in understanding causes of death.
  2. Examine the Hospice program services, benefits, funding, aims, and how Hospice began and grew.
  3. Explain the differences between end-of-life care, palliative care, and Hospice care.
  4. Investigate the goals and components of the programs that have been cultivated through the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers.
  5. Compare and contrast the different study types and describe how each has its own unique importance in research.
  6. Examine the items that were of particular interest for EOL PC published topics.
  7. Elucidate the many different topic categories and describe which items fall under each category.
  8. Identify the most frequent theme within the literature studied.

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We will disclose, in advance, any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material to be discussed during the learning event, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. This policy applies to both our organization and contractors. If such proprietary/financial interests exist, we will publish a disclaimer in marketing or instructional materials for a course.

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