This CE course looks at the needs of the dying patient within the scope of the totality of the human person. It answers the needs of the dying from more than just a physical aspect but also an emotional, spiritual and pastoral way that incorporates end of life care as also a spiritual vocation that involves seeing God in everyone. It covers all the end of life questions that plague doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice care givers, chaplains, counselors and family. With an up to date text and a few other articles from the author of the course, many aspects that pastoral care givers will face are examined in detail. Upon completion of this course, students are awarded 40 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: PT 460.
This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Pastoral Care Thanatologist with the American Institute of Health Care professionals
Instructor/Course Author: Mark Moran, M.A.
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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course as well as all of the courses in the Pastoral Thanatology program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) textbook required for this course.
Care of the Dying Patient: Edited by David A. Flemming and John C. Hagan III. University of Missouri Press, Columbia and London, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8262-1874-2 AND 978-0-8262-1890-2 (paper)
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GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 40 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Academy of Grief Counseling and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score will be presented.
BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 40 Contact Hours. Access information
This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 40 contact hours of CE
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able:
- To be able to compassionately serve the needs of the totality of the human person who is near death
- To face physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the dying person in a professional manner
- To be not only an aid to the dying but also a communicating and comforting agent to the mourning family
- To understand various procedures to alleviate the pain of those dying
- To differentiate between the treatment of a disease and the nature of alleviating the symptoms of the person
- To hear and be a true advocate of the voice of the dying patient
- To understand the nature of hospice
- To be able to identify the ethics and morality of near death decisions of the patient and to be able to offer advice and solutions to the family
- To be better equipped to be the compassionate and spiritual care giver that bridges the doctor and the family/patient
A brief abstract of content:
- Control of Suffering
- The Needs of Special Populations
- Psychological and Spiritual Needs
- Morality of End of Life Decisions (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Corporal Works of Mercy and the Angelic Hand of the Pastoral Counselor and Thanatologist (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Anointing of the Sick (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Christian Theism and Suffering (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Theistic Ideals on Death (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Dying with Christian Dignity (Additional Reading by Author of Course)
- Sick Faith