End-of-Life Care Principles Training


This training course educates healthcare providers on the importance of quality end-of-life care. The phrase “end-of-life care” refers to the assistance and medical attention provided in the latter stages of life. Also, this kind of care is not limited to the final minutes before the heart stops pumping and the breathing stops. Before they pass away, older adults frequently have one or more chronic illnesses. These illnesses typically require extensive care for days, weeks, or even months.

What you will learn:

  • Effective communication techniques for engaging with patients
  • Assessing pain in end-of-life care
  • Strategies for providing psychological support to patients
  • Cultural differences in end-of-life care practices
  • Legal issues related to end-of-life care
  • The importance of interdisciplinary teamwork in providing comprehensive end-of-life care
  • The emotional impact of end-of-life care on healthcare providers


Course length: 30 minutes. CME: 0.5

Languages: American English

Key features: Audio narration, learning activity, and post-assessment.

American Medical Compliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education to physicians. Our Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare providers to improve healthcare outcomes. Through high-quality educational activities, we aim to address the identified educational gaps to support the continuous professional development of our medical community. American Medical Compliance designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim this credit for their complete participation in this activity.

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Who is involved in End-of-Life Care?

In any healthcare setting, the patient is typically treated by a variety of medical staff to achieve the best quality care possible. Additionally, the team that cares for a dying patient is very similar, as it consists of several team members all with different roles. The hospice physician is in charge of the dying patient’s care. However, coordination with an interprofessional healthcare team is still essential. In addition, this team includes therapists, nurses, social workers, and spiritual providers.

Tools for the Best Quality Care

Interprofessional care also requires efficient communication between team members. This can be expedited through the use of communication tools like the Milestones Communication Approach and SBAR. Moreover, these tools facilitate efficient and effective communication of critical patient information among members of the healthcare team.

Furthermore, by facilitating the exchange of critical information for patient safety, these communication platforms improve the standard of care across disciplines. Likewise, numerous studies have shown that improved patient outcomes result from keeping all members of the healthcare team updated on the state of patients and any changes to those statuses.

Because of this, all healthcare team members need to be aware of their roles with patients and other disciplines engaged in patient care to provide the best possible treatment.

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