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Gerontology and Aging enables any organization to understand and care for end-of-life concerns, social lives, and address the business challenges and care topics of long-term care organizations.
Gerontology and Aging enables any organization to understand and care for end-of-life concerns, social lives, and address the business challenges and care topics of long-term care organizations.
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Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
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Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
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Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most...
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Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most people are preoccupied with their current lives and plans for the future: education, friends, relationships, careers, finances, and other markers of adulthood. Yet all cultures convey overt or covert messages and sometimes fears about old age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Few people think deeply about later life and the ways our culture and others have defined it and yet, most of us are likely to have preconceptions and sometimes false beliefs about aging and old age. Most people are preoccupied with their current lives and plans for the future: education, friends, relationships, careers, finances, and other markers of adulthood. Yet all cultures convey overt or covert messages and sometimes fears about old age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are...
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Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are currently more than 11 times the size of this group in 1900, and the proportion is increasing. This large section of society is more likely to live longer and healthier than previous generations, shaping how they will live as they age. This course presents key concepts used to describe population characteristics and how everyone’s life is patterned by demographic characteristics and changes.
Aging is shaped by demographic characteristics. As the population grows or shrinks and people move to different areas to live, the experience of aging in society changes. Americans aged 65 and older are currently more than 11 times the size of this group in 1900, and the proportion is increasing. This large section of society is more likely to live longer and healthier than previous generations, shaping how they will live as they age. This course presents key concepts used to describe population characteristics and how everyone’s life is patterned by demographic characteristics and changes.
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Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects...
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Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects of aging. Since individual aging is deeply intertwined with social change, each theory can best be understood in its relationship to the others. Not surprisingly, aging and old age have been studied from many different perspectives: that of individuals, groups, specific societies, distinct historical periods, comparative studies of societies, and so on. Some researchers seek to find similarities, and others look at change. This course will review the major theories of aging, differentiate between categories of theories, and include views on older adulthood.
Theories help us understand patterns of behaviors and aspects of social life and are shaped by history and culture. The field of gerontology seeks to understand social, behavioral, and psychological aspects of aging. Since individual aging is deeply intertwined with social change, each theory can best be understood in its relationship to the others. Not surprisingly, aging and old age have been studied from many different perspectives: that of individuals, groups, specific societies, distinct historical periods, comparative studies of societies, and so on. Some researchers seek to find similarities, and others look at change. This course will review the major theories of aging, differentiate between categories of theories, and include views on older adulthood.
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Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to...
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Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to meet this challenge. Understanding longevity and life span are steps to improving the quality of health care and life as we age. This course will look at how we age biologically and the changes that occur, options for healthcare in later life, and the challenges of paying for healthcare needs of an aging population.
Using the science of aging to improve the end of life represents a challenge, perhaps the greatest yet to face medical science. Solutions will not come easily the greatest human ingenuity will be needed to meet this challenge. Understanding longevity and life span are steps to improving the quality of health care and life as we age. This course will look at how we age biologically and the changes that occur, options for healthcare in later life, and the challenges of paying for healthcare needs of an aging population.
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Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and...
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Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and are shaped by the society in which we live. Our personality, who we are as individuals, can be understood through theories of development. Theorists have proposed a variety of ways that we develop and how these impact our aging process. In addition, we will explore theories of personality development with specific focus on how each of these theories informs our personalities in later life.
Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and are shaped by the society in which we live. Our personality, who we are as individuals, can be understood through theories of development. Theorists have proposed a variety of ways that we develop and how these impact our aging process. In addition, we will explore theories of personality development with specific focus on how each of these theories informs our personalities in later life.
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Cognition refers to mental processes such as intelligence, learning, and memory. The ways in which we perceive, recall, reason, make decisions, solve problems, and make sense of the world around us are all...
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Cognition refers to mental processes such as intelligence, learning, and memory. The ways in which we perceive, recall, reason, make decisions, solve problems, and make sense of the world around us are all cognitive processes. Does intelligence decline with aging? Is memory loss inevitable as we grow old? These are questions that gerontologists who study cognitive processes among older adults have focused on during the past few decades. This course will discuss two of the most common modes of studying cognition in later life are the psychometric model and the information processing model. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Cognition refers to mental processes such as intelligence, learning, and memory. The ways in which we perceive, recall, reason, make decisions, solve problems, and make sense of the world around us are all cognitive processes. Does intelligence decline with aging? Is memory loss inevitable as we grow old? These are questions that gerontologists who study cognitive processes among older adults have focused on during the past few decades. This course will discuss two of the most common modes of studying cognition in later life are the psychometric model and the information processing model. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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While definitions of family vary based on culture, historical period, and social structure, it remains an important social construct as we age. Family can help define our experiences in old age, with...
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While definitions of family vary based on culture, historical period, and social structure, it remains an important social construct as we age. Family can help define our experiences in old age, with relatives and friends providing caregiving and support as we get older. This course will discuss the history of families, how they have been understood in different historical periods, love and intimacy in aging couples, and the diverse methods of caregiving as we age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
While definitions of family vary based on culture, historical period, and social structure, it remains an important social construct as we age. Family can help define our experiences in old age, with relatives and friends providing caregiving and support as we get older. This course will discuss the history of families, how they have been understood in different historical periods, love and intimacy in aging couples, and the diverse methods of caregiving as we age. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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Most of us spend at least some of our adult life working or looking for employment. Some of us choose not to work for paid money and engage in volunteer work while a parent may stay home for periods of time...
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Most of us spend at least some of our adult life working or looking for employment. Some of us choose not to work for paid money and engage in volunteer work while a parent may stay home for periods of time to care for young children and stay out of the labor force. For those who are part of the labor force as they approach older age, issues of retirement become a concern, and finding time for leisure is always a concern. This course will discuss the labor force, how participation is calculated, factors affecting participation, issues surrounding retirement, and how adults approach leisure in later life. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Most of us spend at least some of our adult life working or looking for employment. Some of us choose not to work for paid money and engage in volunteer work while a parent may stay home for periods of time to care for young children and stay out of the labor force. For those who are part of the labor force as they approach older age, issues of retirement become a concern, and finding time for leisure is always a concern. This course will discuss the labor force, how participation is calculated, factors affecting participation, issues surrounding retirement, and how adults approach leisure in later life. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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Throughout our lives, we want to be able to live comfortably and enjoy life. Our focus for where our finances go may change depending on whether we are new in the labor force, raising children, or approaching...
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Throughout our lives, we want to be able to live comfortably and enjoy life. Our focus for where our finances go may change depending on whether we are new in the labor force, raising children, or approaching retirement. Discrepancies in income occur based on gender, race, ethnicity, and geography, and income inequality is a reality for older adults just as it is for all ages. In retirement, there are multiple agencies and options for financial support from Social Security to Medicare to private sources. Older adults have become a strong political voice, impacting legislation and policies that affect their well-being as well as that of others. This course will discuss the role of income in the lives of older adults as well as income disparity and poverty concerns. In addition, this course will address the role of politics in the lives of older adults. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Throughout our lives, we want to be able to live comfortably and enjoy life. Our focus for where our finances go may change depending on whether we are new in the labor force, raising children, or approaching retirement. Discrepancies in income occur based on gender, race, ethnicity, and geography, and income inequality is a reality for older adults just as it is for all ages. In retirement, there are multiple agencies and options for financial support from Social Security to Medicare to private sources. Older adults have become a strong political voice, impacting legislation and policies that affect their well-being as well as that of others. This course will discuss the role of income in the lives of older adults as well as income disparity and poverty concerns. In addition, this course will address the role of politics in the lives of older adults. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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Death in contemporary American society is most likely to occur in old age. Historically, causes of death were quite different than in contemporary society, and infanticide was common. Today, social class,...
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Death in contemporary American society is most likely to occur in old age. Historically, causes of death were quite different than in contemporary society, and infanticide was common. Today, social class, gender, race all impact how we die. Attitudes towards death and dying have also changed, with the shape of terminal illness socially constructed. Issues surrounding how we die are shifting as things like cremation, advance directives, and euthanasia become more present in conversation and practice. This course will review the history of death and dying in American society, explore the ways in which the experience of dying has shifted in contemporary society, and discuss current views on how we die and deal with the complexity of end-of-life care today. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
Death in contemporary American society is most likely to occur in old age. Historically, causes of death were quite different than in contemporary society, and infanticide was common. Today, social class, gender, race all impact how we die. Attitudes towards death and dying have also changed, with the shape of terminal illness socially constructed. Issues surrounding how we die are shifting as things like cremation, advance directives, and euthanasia become more present in conversation and practice. This course will review the history of death and dying in American society, explore the ways in which the experience of dying has shifted in contemporary society, and discuss current views on how we die and deal with the complexity of end-of-life care today. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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The older population continues to grow and impacts a multitude of public policies. As the number of elderly in the global population increases dramatically, concerns about the cost of living longer and caring...
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The older population continues to grow and impacts a multitude of public policies. As the number of elderly in the global population increases dramatically, concerns about the cost of living longer and caring for health concerns has become a focus of social debate. Debates have arisen concerning Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and how to approach these programs with a growing population of older adults requiring more health care services. This course will discuss shifts occurring in aging globally, economic challenges for a growing aging population, rising costs of health care and the connected challenges, and the specific concerns about Social Security.  In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
The older population continues to grow and impacts a multitude of public policies. As the number of elderly in the global population increases dramatically, concerns about the cost of living longer and caring for health concerns has become a focus of social debate. Debates have arisen concerning Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and how to approach these programs with a growing population of older adults requiring more health care services. This course will discuss shifts occurring in aging globally, economic challenges for a growing aging population, rising costs of health care and the connected challenges, and the specific concerns about Social Security.  In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for...
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for...
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The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for abuse, and mandated reporting status and requirements.
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years...
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years...
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As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly individuals communicate their interests concerning their illnesses and/or disabilities. This course will discuss the need for geriatric care plans and the steps to create them through a multi-disciplinary care team.
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Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in...
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Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in their overall treatment and care needs. This course will introduce you to palliative care and what it means to healthcare professionals and patients as well as how to know when and how to make a patient referral.
Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in their overall treatment and care needs. This course will introduce you to palliative care and what it means to healthcare professionals and patients as well as how to know when and how to make a patient referral.
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