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Professional Education

Education Courses for Clinical Professionals

We are pleased to offer the following courses as part of our hospice and palliative care education curriculum for clinical professionals. All courses are free of charge and are held through Zoom. Educational credits available. More topics and dates will be added in the coming months. For questions, please email

Please note: all times are Eastern Time (US).

Woman holding senior woman's hand on bed

At the Bedside of the Dying Patient

June 19, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.

This program will provide clinicians with an understanding of the changes that occur in care needs and symptom burden in the last days, weeks, and months of life. Participants will be able to identify which interventions to provide to ease those burdens on both the patient and the family.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

July 17, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.
August 28, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.

This lecture provides accurate and evidence-based information about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration at the end of life as well as tips for communication and decision making. Participants will be able to identify common fears, obstacles and preconceived notions about food and nutrition/hydration at end of life. They will understand the normal dying process and be able to help provide a recommendation including the option of a time limited trial.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


Elderly Filipino woman diagnosed with cancer sitting in her home with a headscarf.

Dispelling the Myths of Hospice Care

June 26, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.

Some of the most significant barriers to a patient with a terminal illness receiving hospice care are misperceptions held by their families and healthcare team alike. In this class we will address your concerns as well as the most common misperception about hospice care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Designing Meaningful Dementia Activities

August 14, 2023 • 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Understanding the person living with dementia’s GEM state, personality type and life history, will allow for adjustments to the activity that provide a sense of meaning and joy through their participation in that activity. In this program we will discuss how to identify the GEM state and activities that fit.

1.5 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospice and Palliative Care

July 31, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.
August 7, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.

In this program we will review how racism influences medical practice, identify action steps for healthcare workers to combat racism and discriminatory practices, and identify how our organizations can work to combat these inequities in healthcare.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW; 1 CME available for physicians


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Caring for a Patient with Dementia: Disease Progression and Care Tips

July 10, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.

In this course we will identify characteristics of each stage of dementia, discuss common challenges in providing care and identify communication and care tips to improve our daily interactions with patients living with dementia.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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The Grief Journey of the Dementia Caregiver

July 25, 2023 • 3 - 4 p.m.

In this class we will discuss how grief changes for dementia caregivers at each stage of the disease—from anticipatory grief to bereavement. We’ll also examine how to best provide grief intervention and support for caregivers and their families.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dementia and Hospice: When is Your Patient Living with Dementia Eligible for Hospice?

August 21, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.

This program offers participants a focused look at Medicare hospice guidelines when the terminal diagnosis is a form of dementia. We will discuss the qualifying criteria as well as contributing factors that lead to eligibility for hospice care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


Looking for other course topics?

Additional courses are available and we can work with you in developing learning experiences specific to your needs. Contact the community education team by email for additional topics and scheduling.

How Can We Help? Contact us at or (800) 338-6555.

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