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Hospice & Palliative Care


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6.5 Credits

Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

6.5-hour FREE online course for licensed practical nurses and registered nurses

Palliative Care in Nursing Homes
6.5 Credits

Speaker: Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Nurse Practitioner/Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Goal: The purpose of this 6.5-hour online course is to introduce the concepts and importance of palliative care to LPNs and RNs working in the nursing home setting as a means to help identify, report, and manage symptoms of serious illness and the process of dying and death for residents and their families.


  1. Define palliative and hospice models of care in the nursing home setting
  2. Identify, report, and treat physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual distress
  3. Recognize signs and manage symptoms of approaching death
  4. Integrate therapeutic listening and communication techniques into practice
  5. Identify and report ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in end-of-life care

Target Audience: Licensed practical nurses and registered nurses

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest; 70% passing grade

Continuing Education Credits: 6.5

Continuing Education Accreditation

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Fees: Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: May 27, 2021

Expiration Date: April 17, 2024


Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT has no financial disclosures.

No Planning Committee Member has financial disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Price: Free

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), Social Work CE credits, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offer up to 9.75 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available: 15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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