End-of-Life Issues Explored in Palliative Care Video Series

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It’s true that every nurse will eventually have to understand end-of-life issues for someone, whether that’s a patient, a client or a loved one.

In this video series on Palliative Care, learn to identify the common issues, essential tools to provide best care, and professional resources for every nurse.

Presenter Kath Murray is a Certified Hospice Palliative Care Nurse, and holds a Masters Degree and is a Fellow in Thanatology (FT®). Her first book, Essentials in Palliative Care, was published in 2005.

These educational videos may be used as part of a CLPNA member’s annual learning for the Continuing Competence Program.

VIDEO 1:  Palliative Care – Essential Tools


Learn to:

  1. Define a palliative approach and discuss the challenges to integrating a palliative approach.
  2. Identify four essential tools to enhance care and communication.
  3. Identify three resources to support the integration of palliative care in practice.

VIDEO 2:  Palliative Care – Communication and Support

Learn to:

  1. identify best practice interactions.
  2. reflect on “personal best” moments.
  3. identify principles that might help in responding to difficult questions.

VIDEO 3:  Palliative Care – Dealing with Dyspnea


Learn to:

  1. Discuss the experience of dyspnea (difficulty breathing).
  2. Identify tools to assess dyspnea.
  3. Identify strategies to prevent dyspnea from occurring and/or escalating.
  4. Identify pharmacological and nonpharmacological ways to support individuals who experience dyspnea.

QUESTIONS? Contact the CLPNA’s Professional Development Department at ASK CLPNAprofdev@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

7 Responses to “End-of-Life Issues Explored in Palliative Care Video Series”

  1. Thank you for the nursing informations on palliative care. It reinforces my skills on the dying patients and reopen again imy knowledge to be more and more compassionate lpn towards the client holistically not just on one health concern. Anyways its a huge wisdom to keep learning and integrating to my lpnpractice about Health care on palliative patients.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this webinar. An additional knowledge that I could use at work in the LTC setting.

  3. Thank -you so much for the review. I did attend the webinars and gained knowledge and insight into palliative care.

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