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EPEC™-O Module 14 - Physician-assisted Suicide

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Course Abstract:


  1. Define physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia.
  2. Describe the current status of PAS and euthanasia in the law.
  3. Identify root causes of suffering that prompt requests.
  4. Understand a six-step protocol for responding to requests.
  5. Be able to meet most patients' needs.
Course Description:

EPEC™-O self-study course

After completing the EPEC™-O Curriculum, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the course of comprehensive cancer care.
  2. Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.

The learner may choose to complete the entire curriculum, or only those modules of particular interest, at his/her own pace. After completing each module, take the associated online exam.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants (particularly those working in the fields of oncology, family medicine, general medicine, and geriatrics), training program directors (particularly of oncology fellowships, palliative medicine fellowships, geriatrics fellowships, and family practice residencies), oncology nurses, oncology social workers, palliative care nurses, and therapists treating patients with cancer.

1.50 Contact Hours
Valid for nursing contact hours through October 31, 2014.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is approved by California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 7976) as a provider for continuing education for nurses.

    Price: $5.00