Crisis Intervention in End-of-Life Care is a new 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the dynamics of end-of-life care as they relate to the patient, family members, paid caregivers, and medical staff.
For families and patients at the end of life, crisis is often a constant companion. Every medical decision, communication issue, patient decline or dip, and family conflict or disagreement requires a thoughtful understanding of the patient’s wishes, family functioning, medical prognosis, and disease path – all of which combine to create the crisis.
This course offers insights into the foundational attitudes and struggles of patients in end-of-life care; common emotional burdens caregiving exerts on the patient’s family; and typical areas of conflict among patients, family, and medical staff concerning end-of-life care.
We discuss various “filters” to help properly assess situations and study crisis management as a tool to aid the counselor and client in dealing with crises that occur during end stages. A comparison of four models for viewing family conflict in end-of-life crisis is presented. We also consider the details of the family systems model for understanding how families adjust and adapt to loss and conflict. Finally, we describe several intervention tools for helping families with conflict in the end stages of life. Course #31-46 | 2022 | 68 pages | 20 posttest questions
- CE Credit: 3 Hours
- Target Audience: Psychologists | Counselors | Social Workers | Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)
- Learning Level: Intermediate
- Course Type: Online
Crisis Intervention in End-of-Life Care is an online course that provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).
Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).