Hospice and Palliative Care Ethics Training

Elevate your care with hospice ethics training. Dive into a comprehensive exploration of ethics in hospice care, engaging with modules that sharpen your ethical awareness and deepen your understanding of patient and family advocacy. Each lesson is designed to fortify your professional practice, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate the intricacies of hospice ethics with confidence.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Navigate Ethical Dilemmas: Master the art of identifying and addressing complex ethical dilemmas in hospice care.
  • Patient and Family Advocacy: Become a pillar of support, ensuring the voices of patients and families are heard and respected.
  • Effective Communication: Hone your communication skills, fostering clarity and compassion in delicate situations.
  • Confident Decision-Making: Enhance your decision-making prowess, guided by robust ethical principles and standards.
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Hospice Ethics Training Course Features

This online Hospice Ethics Training course is built using Continua Learning action and skill-focused training:

  • Action-Oriented Learning: Instead of just absorbing information, your staff will practice actions directly contributing to your agency’s success. 
  • Enhanced Hospice Compliance: With real-world scenarios, staff are better prepared for audits, ensuring your agency exceeds compliance standards.
  • Engaging & Interactive: Gone are the monotonous click-next formats. Our courses are created with interactive elements that engage and reinforce learning.
  • Patient Satisfaction: Real-world action-focused training leads to more competent care, directly impacting patient satisfaction and your agency’s reputation. 
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Course Description

Welcome to “Hospice Ethics Training” a vital beacon in your journey as a healthcare professional. Here’s what you can anticipate in this enlightening journey:

Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care: Begin by framing the foundational principles of hospice and palliative care, recognizing the pivotal role of ethics in these sensitive areas.

The Ethical Compass: Deepen your understanding of the hospice code of ethics that governs end-of-life care, reinforcing your ability to steer through ethical issues with integrity and empathy.

Facing Ethical Dilemmas: Learn to identify, dissect, and navigate ethical dilemmas with finesse, ensuring every decision honors the dignity and wishes of patients and their families.

Advocacy and the Ethics Committee: Delve into the dynamics of patient and family advocacy, appreciating the collaborative efforts of ethics committees and interdisciplinary teams.

High Quality Hospice Education for Nurses

Simplify Your Hospice Team’s Training and Skill Building

A complete solution for your agency: more than 125 hospice courses, caregiver in-services, training plans, and more.

The Decision-Making Process: Refine your decision-making process, integrating ethical decision-making models that support patients and families in their most vulnerable moments.

Beyond the Bedside: Explore the broader implications of ethical standards in hospice care, from accreditation and credentialing to the continuous pursuit of continuing medical education.

Practical Applications: Engage with real-world scenarios and case studies that challenge you to address ethical issues in hospice by applying ethical principles in tangible, impactful ways.

By the end of this course, you will emerge with a reinforced ethical framework primed to serve patients and families with the utmost respect, care, and professionalism.

Who Is This Course For?

Hospice Ethics Training course is crafted for hospice care professionals, including aides, nurses, physicians, and administrators, dedicated to enriching their ethical expertise.

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How to Get Started Hospice Ethics Training

This course is designed for hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, volunteers, and all direct and indirect care team members at a beginner to intermediate level.

How to Start Training

Hospice Ethics Training is part of a yearly subscription to Continua Learning. Continua Learning delivers over 200 hospice training courses and aide in-services in a mobile solution for easy compliance and tracking it all from one place. Contact us to set up a demo for your agency today!

Elevate your expertise. Enhance patient satisfaction. Start training with the Hospice Ethics Training course today.

Hospice Ethics Training Continuing Education

Hospice Ethics Training offers 1 Contact Hour for Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health and Hospice Aides, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. Continua Learning is an approved provider of CEUs from the following boards:

  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board Of Speech-Language Pathology And Audiology
  • Florida Board Of Nursing – Certified Nursing Assistants

Course Reviewer

Margaret (Margie) Fincham holds BSN, MSN, and GCNS degrees from California State University in Domingues Hills, CA.

Margie has extensive experience in home health and hospice as a Case Manager and Branch Manager. She holds many certificates in hospice, home health, and wound care. Margie has written courses for Caregivers in both English and Spanish.


Can I earn ce credits through your Hospice and Palliative Care Ethics Training?

Yes, our Hospice and Palliative Care Ethics Training has been designed to provide continuing education units (CEUs) for SN, OT, ST, and CNA/HHA disciplines.

What topics are covered in the course?

The course covers various topics, including end-of-life care (EOL care), advance care planning, ethical considerations in healthcare, medical ethics, and ethical issues that arise in the care field, specifically in hospice and palliative care.

What do you aim to achieve with this training?

A: This online continuing education course aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competency of hospice and palliative care professionals in addressing ethical issues in end-of-life care. We aim to aid in the refining of care delivery and raise the level of care for hospice patients.

How can I maintain the nursing ce credits?

Once you complete the Hospice and Palliative Care Ethics Training and pass the course evaluation, you will be provided a certificate of completion, which can be used to maintain your nursing CEU credits.

Can this training be used for credentialing purposes?

Yes, the training can be instrumental in credentialing processes. It provides crucial end-of-life care and clinical ethics knowledge, approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.

What are some ethical issues that arise as a part of end-of-life care?

Some common ethical issues that arise as a part of end-of-life care include the decision-making capacity of the patient, withholding or withdrawing treatment, communication about disease prognosis, and managing conflicts among family members and the healthcare team.

Does the course include practical applications to improve patient care?

Absolutely, the course focuses on practical examples and real-life scenarios to enhance understanding and application of ethical principles in patient care. This way, participants are not only taught theoretical aspects but also acquire skills that are directly applicable in their professional roles.