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Hospice: End of Life But Not End of Care

Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the history, mission, and demographics of hospice care;
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the EMS provider in hospice care;
  • Identify equipment, medications, and other supplies for hospice care;
  • Understand the hallmarks of the stages of death.

References

1. Bonebrake D, Culver C, Call K, Ward-Smith P. Clinically differentiating palliative care and hospice. Clin J Oncol Nurs, 2010 Jun; 14(3): 273–5.

2. American Medical Association. Hospice and Palliative Care, www.ama-assn.org/sites/ama-assn.org/files/corp/media-browser/public/about-ama/councils/Council%20Reports/council-on-medical-service/issue-brief-hospice-palliative-care.pdf.

3. Barishansky RM. Palliative Care & EMS. EMS World, 2007 Sep; www.emsworld.com/article/10321662/palliative-care-ems.

4. National Institute on Aging. What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?, www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-are-palliative-care-and-hospice-care.

5. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. NHCPO Facts and Figures, 2018 Edition, https://39k5cm1a9u1968hg74aj3x51-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2018_NHPCO_Facts_Figures.pdf.

6. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Patients and Caregivers, www.nhpco.org/patients-and-caregivers/.

7. Perez J, Baldessarini RJ, Undurraga J, Sanchez-Moreno J. Origins of psychiatric hospitalization in medieval Spain. Psychiatr Q, 2012 Dec; 83(4): 419–30.

8. Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Purpose & History, www.sosj-victoria.ca/the-order/purpose-history.

9. Britannica. Hospitallers, www.britannica.com/topic/Hospitallers.

10. Krisman-Scott MA. Origins of Hospice in the United States: The Care of the Dying, 1945–1975. J Hospice Palliative Nurs, 2003 Oct; 5(4): 205–10.

11. Clark D. Cicely Saunders—Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected Letters 1959–1999. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

12. Richmond C. Dame Cicely Saunders. BMJ, 2005 Jul 23; 331(7,510): 238.

13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Hospice Care, www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/hospice-care.htm.

14. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States, 2015–2016. Vital and Health Statistics, 2019 Feb; 3(43); www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_43-508.pdf.

15. Head B. The Transforming Power of Prison Hospice: Changing the Culture of Incarceration One Life at a Time. J Hospice Palliative Nurs, 2005 Nov; 7(6): 360–1.

16. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Concentrators: What to Know About At-Home Oxygen Therapy, www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/pulse-oximeters-and-oxygen-concentrators-what-know-about-home-oxygen-therapy.

17. Kubler-Ross E, Kessler D. On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. New York, NY: Scribner, 2005.

18. Phillips AC, Gallagher S, Hunt K, Der G, Carroll D. Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: The role of caregiver strain and burden. Brit J Clin Psych, 2008 Nov; 48(Pt 4): 335–46.

  • Format
    Article
  • Duration
    .5
  • Credits
    .5
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.