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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Grief is a universal experience existing across culture, age, economic status, educational level, and belief system. When caring for older adults, it is important to keep in mind that individuals, their families, and the staff who care for them all experience grief. The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals with knowledge of loss, grief, and bereavement care.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning.
  • Identify key interventions in the care of persons who are grieving.
  • Describe ways to cope with the stresses of caring for older adults and their families in palliative care.
  • Differentiate between the various types of grief.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of professional burnout and compassion fatigue.
  • Explain loss, grief, mourning, bereavement, various grief theories, and types of grief.
  • Identify key interventions in the care of older adults who are grieving and for their family members.
  • Describe staff grief and the need for self-care.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 09/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.