Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals

Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals delves into the unique challenges hospice professionals face, emphasizing the importance of self-care in this emotionally demanding field. Key topics include adaptation to the hospice role, personal death awareness, managing cumulative loss, and developing a robust support system. Practical strategies for self-care, boundary setting, and stress management are central to the curriculum.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Recognize and Navigate Adaptation Stages: Understand the stages of adaptation when caring for dying patients and their families.
  • Develop Personal Death Awareness: Gain insight into your perceptions of death and its impact on professional caregiving.
  • Manage Cumulative Loss: Learn to identify and cope with the effects of cumulative loss in the hospice environment.
  • Construct a Personal Support System: Create and maintain a support system crucial for resilience in hospice care.
  • Set and Maintain Professional Boundaries: Master setting healthy boundaries with patients and families.
  • Implement Effective Self-Care Strategies: Acquire practical self-care techniques to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.
Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals Course Description

Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals Course Description

Understanding the Hospice Professional’s Journey

Embark on a journey to understand the intricacies of hospice care. This course provides a deep dive into the stages of adaptation that every care professional experiences. You’ll explore the dynamics of personal death awareness and its critical role in shaping your approach to patient care.

Coping with Cumulative Loss and Burnout

Discover the impacts of cumulative loss and learn strategies to mitigate its effects on your personal and professional life. This section focuses on the essential practice of self-care to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, offering practical tools like mindfulness, journaling, and relaxation techniques.

High Quality Hospice Education for Nurses

Simplify Your Hospice Team’s Training and Skill Building

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

Building a Supportive Network

Learn how to establish a support system that caters to your emotional and professional needs. We’ll guide you through creating a network that helps you stay resilient in challenging situations, ensuring you can provide compassionate care while maintaining your well-being.

Professional Boundaries and Resilience

This crucial module teaches you how to set sound professional boundaries, which is essential to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You’ll learn to identify signs of unhealthy boundary issues and develop strategies to stay fully present with patients while protecting your inner life.

Professional Boundaries and Resilience

Self-Care in Practice

Dive into the practice of self-care with actionable strategies tailored for hospice professionals. From simple breathing exercises to regularly scheduled self-reflection, discover a range of techniques that foster your professional quality of life and help you maintain effective relationships with patients.

How to Start with Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals

How to Start with Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals

Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals is designed for hospice professionals, including nurses, aides, social workers, and care providers, who seek to enhance their ability to care for themselves while providing compassionate end-of-life care.

Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals 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.

Self-Care Training for Hospice Professionals Continuing Education

Self-care training for Hospice Professionals offers 1 Contact Hour for Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health, and Hospice Aides. 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

Kathleen Webster, BSN, RN, CRRN, brings nearly four decades of nursing experience to her role. Earning her BSN in 1984 and CRRN in 2012, she began her career in acute rehabilitation and later specialized in hospice and home health care for over 25 years. 

A seasoned educator, Kathleen has authored numerous eLearning courses and led in-service training programs. As a former community care program director, she trained in-home aides and is committed to inspiring quality care and compassion in hospice and home care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course address stress management in palliative and hospice care? 

This course offers effective stress management techniques specifically tailored for those in palliative care. Incorporating mindfulness and relaxation practices equips professionals with the tools to maintain their mental and emotional health while caring for patients.

Can this course help me better understand the dynamics of palliative and hospice care teams? 

Absolutely. The course delves into the roles and relationships among palliative care team members, fostering a deeper understanding of collaborative care and its impact on patients and caregivers.

Does the course cover self-care practices for dealing with compassion fatigue among palliative care nurses and doctors?

Yes, it does. The course provides detailed insights into recognizing and addressing compassion fatigue, offering practical self-care activities and strategies specifically designed for palliative care nurses and doctors.

How does the course integrate mindfulness into palliative care?

Mindfulness is integrated as a core component of the course, focusing on enhancing the caregiver’s ability to be present and compassionate while managing personal stress and promoting professional well-being.

Will this course help in coping with death and end-of-life care challenges? 

Yes, it will. The course includes comprehensive strategies for coping with death, emphasizing the development of personal resilience and professional competencies in end-of-life care.