Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this CE program the participant will be able to:

  1. Define palliative care and discuss how it differs from hospice care.
  2. Explain the rights of patients for self-determination.
  3. Discuss emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, physical, and family issues related to end of life.
  4. List and explain the three levels of the WHO pain ladder.
  5. Apply information on the use of analgesia and adjuvant medications and treatments to relieve suffering.
  6. Discuss the options for advance directives with a patient.