Learning objectives

  1. Describe the challenges, symptoms, losses, and uncertainties associated with aging and illness.
  2. Identify and apply the principles of supportive and palliative care in complex clinical scenarios.
  3. Discuss communication approaches to promote effective, empathetic communication.
  4. Describe approaches to promoting mental health and strong relationships in the midst of adversity.
  5. Identify symptoms common in aging and illness with practical approaches to promoting comfort and avoiding distress.
  6. Explain how a person’s culture, values, preferences, resources, and goals of care may be integrated into the care provided by each member of the team.
  7. Describe teamwork and advocacy strategies to promote quality care and doing what’s right in ethical dilemmas.
  8. Identify and employ self-care strategies and discuss how self-care may be promoted with patients, family, and caregivers.
  9. Describe approaches to facilitating a good death, lasting memories, and healing in the midst of loss.

This activity has been planned and implemented using the educational design criteria of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and Continuing Education in Nursing.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing, is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 ANCC contact hours (14.4 Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours). Successful completion includes attending the sessions, completing the attendance verification form and evaluation. Letters of award will be emailed to participants 2-3 weeks after the activity.

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