Death and Dying: A Brief Overview

Course # 0035


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the dying process and the experience of death in health care settings.


Death and Dying: A Brief Overview is a 1 hour continuing education course that provide an overview of death and the dying process. The course examines elements of a "good death" and lists important aspects of quality care at the end of life. The course also lists pain management methods and reviews strategies of effectively communicating with families.

Learning Objectives

1. List elements of a "good death" 2. List important aspects of quality care at the end of life 3. List pain management methods 4. Review strategies of communicating with families

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Administrators Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Personal Care Home Administrators Registered Dietitians Social Workers Speech Therapists

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