Hospice Patient Rights Training: A Course for Care Teams

This course covers the essentials of hospice patient rights training. You’ll delve into communication strategies, understanding advance directives, record management, and legal protections. Aimed at honing your skills and improving patient care, this course offers 1 SN, CNA/HHA, ST, and OT CEU.

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Skills You’ll Learn

  • Communicate Effectively: You’ll learn to talk openly with hospice patients and families about their rights and needs.
  • Understand Advance Directives: You’ll grasp how to handle and honor advance directives, ensuring patients’ wishes are respected.
  • Manage Records: You’ll become skilled at keeping accurate and private records of hospice patients’ care.
  • Minimize Legal Risks: You’ll understand the legal framework around patient rights in hospice, reducing your organization’s liability.
  • Improve Hospice Patient Satisfaction: You’ll learn tactics to enhance the quality of care, elevating patient satisfaction and protecting patient rights.
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Course Features

This online Hospice Patient Rights 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. 

What You’ll Learn in This Course

As a care provider in a hospice setting, it’s crucial to be well-informed about patient and family rightsThis course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles surrounding these critical issues.

Why Understanding Patient Rights in Hospice is Important

Hospice care is unique. It’s not just about tending to the medical needs but also about protecting patient rights. When you protect these rights, you not only advance the quality of health care but also reduce the potential for legal troubles.

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Communication: The First Step in Protecting Patient Rights

Being able to communicate clearly with patients and their families is vital. Effective communication ensures that you can discuss their options and responsibilities openly, making it easier to respect their wishes.

Advance Directives: Ensuring Wishes are Honored

Advance directives are legal documents that specify a patient’s wishes concerning their healthcare. You’ll learn how to provide guidance and access to these essential documents.

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Record Management: The Backbone of Patient Care

The records you keep serve as a legal and medical history for each patient. Learning the proper way to manage and protect these records is crucial to both patient care and your organization’s legal standing.

Legal Framework and Responsibility

The course delves into the laws governing patient rights in hospice, helping you to understand and uphold these rights responsibly. You’ll gain insights into both federal and state regulations.

Improving Patient Satisfaction

Happy patients make for a better care environment. Through this course, you’ll learn strategies to improve patient satisfaction, a win-win for everyone involved.

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How to Get Started Hospice Patients Rights 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 Patient Rights 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 “Patient and Family Rights in Hospice Care” course today.

Hospice Patient Rights Continuing Education

Hospice Patient Rights 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.


What are advance directives, and how do they apply to hospice care?

Advance directives are legal documents that express your wishes about your health care if, in the future, you become unable to make medical decisions. The directives apply to hospice care in that they guide the medical staff in respecting your decisions and ensuring your medical care aligns with your wishes.

How often should hospice patient rights training be received and reviewed?

Hospice patient rights training should be received annually by all hospice staff to continue providing high-quality care. This continuing education course ensures staff have the latest information on hospice patient rights. Training materials should also be reviewed periodically to remain accurate and relevant.

What rights and responsibilities do I have regarding my privacy as a hospice patient?

As a hospice patient, you have a right to confidentiality of your medical record and privacy in your care. You are responsible for informing your care team of your privacy preferences. The staff must respect your privacy and uphold confidentiality according to Medicare Conditions of Participation and general patient rights.