End-of-Life, Palliative, and Hospice Care


7-contact-hour end-of-life, palliative care, and hospice care nursing CEU. This palliative care continuing education course includes information on hospice, postmortem care, and bereavement. Guide and support your terminal patient and their family; covers pain management and ethical, legal, and psychosocial issues.


Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the need for end-of-life care in the United States.
  2. Differentiate between palliative care and hospice care.
  3. Explain legal and ethical principles in end-of-life care.
  4. Discuss the essential elements of effective communication with patient and family.
  5. List pain management interventions for the dying patient.
  6. Identify the psychosocial and support needs of the patient and family.
  7. Describe the end-of-life care needs of special populations.
  8. Explain the care of the patient just prior to and following their death.

Accreditation/Approval Information


Differences between palliative care and hospice care, ethical and legal principles in end-of-life care, pain management, care needs for special populations, effective communication with patient and family, care during final hours and postmortem.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.
  • Nurse practitioners may apply these contact hours to pharmacy continuing education and prescriptive authorization.

Course Information

Contact Hours: 7.00

Course Availability: Expires 2025-12-01

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.


Complete any additional state requirements to renew your license.

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