Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals with useful and timely information about hospice and palliative care. Working in collaboration with other healthcare team members, nurses participate in identifying and educating patients who may benefit from palliative or hospice care. Nurses can assist in determining eligibility and other factors to facilitate service. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify patients who may be eligible for referral to a hospice or palliative care program.
  • Explain similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care services and benefits.
  • Summarize the most common issues that may delay or prevent referrals to hospice programs.

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.

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



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, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.



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.