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Bereavement Care and Family Dynamics in Hospice

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Part of hospice care is supporting families of patients through the grief process. This course will cover grief and dying processes and individual responses, including psychological issues that may arise, when patients and families are coping with a terminal illness. It also addresses family dynamics that a hospice team may encounter in supporting families with grief as well as coping mechanisms that help people process grief in a healthy way.

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1) Describe grief responses and healthy grieving
2) Identify parts of the dying process
3) Describe why it is important to identify psychological issues related to grief
4) Identify steps the hospice team can take to support family systems
5) Explain coping strategies that may help families process grief

This course has been verified to align with the following CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence: HCPC 13.I in Hospice Assessment, Care Planning and Coordination; HCDT 22.I in Hospice Care Delivery and Treatment; HSRM 24.I in Hospice Human Resource Management; and HSRF 22.I in Hospice Care to Residents of a Facility. It was also designed in alignment with ACHC hospice standards, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulations related to hospice services:

Estimated Runtime: 15 minutes
Last Updated: April 13, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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