Certification Core Curriculum Module: End of Life

Webinars published on June 15, 2015
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions

Target Audience This educational initiative is directed toward hematology and oncology nurse navigators, and is recommended for patient navigators, social workers, and case managers whose focus is on cancer care and survivorship.

Educational Objectives After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the origin of “Hope”
  • Define palliative care
  • Address stigma associated with the term “palliative” care
  • Discuss the goals of receiving palliative care
  • Summarize the goals of receiving hospice care
  • List the services offered through hospice and palliative care
  • Describe the rationale for a patient choosing their location to die
  • Explain the impact poor communication has on care and decision-making process
  • State the attributes of a good death
  • Discuss the statistics associated with the cost of care
  • Describe the role of the nurse navigator supporting patients with advanced disease
  • Recognize the barriers to a patient receiving hospice referral and the advocacy role the nurse navigator should provide to overcome this barrier
  • Provide appropriate and care and counsel for patients and their families

Faculty Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer; Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship Programs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Associate Professor, JHU School of Medicine; Departments of Surgery, Oncology & Gynecology and Obstetrics; Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland

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