The goal of Hospice care is to provide patients and caregivers all of the tools and resources needed to allow the patient to die with dignity and in a manner in which they are most comfortable. Medicare and most state Medicaid programs cover hospice services for terminally ill beneficiaries. Hospices provide comfort, counseling, and relief from pain, rather than curative care. This course covers the general compliance guidelines for administering Hospice and End of Life Care to insure that patients understand their rights and options. It includes qualifications for hospice care, patient's rights in the event of discontinuing hospice, the legality of assisted suicide in certain states and the debate surrounding this practice, and the financial and emotional difficulties that families may face in the event that a loved one requires end of life care.
Denise Warren, RN, Brian Williams, MBA15 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-06-20Updated 2018-06-20