Module Two: The Client

Unit 6: End of Life / Palliative Care

Learning Objectives

In this section, the student will:

  • Describe end of life issues that may arise with clients and their families, including evaluation of support, ethical concerns, comfort care, and advanced directives
  • Identify processes to assist clients who have end of life care needs to navigate the health care system
  • Describe care navigation process in assisting clients with end of life concerns and processes
  • List caregiver resources for end of life support

Key Resources

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National Institute of Aging

Further Information


Related Issues


Clinical Trials

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Reference Desk

  • Glossary (Center to Advance Palliative Care)


Patient Handouts

Hospice   Hospice Foundation of America  (HFA)

HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful resources for caregivers.


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