Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this hospice care continuing education program is to describe the history of hospice care, the role and responsibilities of the nurse, and the regulations that cover hospice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the development of hospice work
  • Explain the influence of case management on hospice practice
  • List five responsibilities of the hospice nurse case manager
  • State the relationship between Medicare eligibility and hospice services
  • List three principles of hospice pain management
  • Identify three symptoms that commonly require intervention during hospice care
  • Explain three ways in which the hospice nurse supports the patient and family as death approaches

Course Authors

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.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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