Module 7: Family Caregiving Issues at the End of Life

Online Course
$50.00 – List Price
$40.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits
Exam Items
Many of us have had personal experiences with family caregiving. Those of us who have not are likely to anticipate experiences that we may have in the future with the aging of our parents, our partners, and other family members and friends. In end-of-life care, much of the attention focuses on the dying person. The caregiving role can be highly stressful, and research has shown that highly stressed caregivers are at risk for a variety of problems. At the same time, caregiving can be a role that leads some individuals to experience psychological benefits and personal growth from the roles that they have undertaken.
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss what is known about family caregiver roles in end-of-life care and about the burdens and benefits these caregivers experience,
  • Use a stress and coping model to conceptualize differences in how individuals adapt to being family caregivers and providing end-of-life care,
  • Describe hospice and palliative care services and their role in enhancing family members’ adaptation to the role of caregiver,
  • Assess psychological reactions to loss among family members providing end-of-life care,
  • Describe the role of cultural diversity in the end-of-life caregiving experience, and
  • Comprehend the roles of psychologists and other professionals in addressing family issues in providing end-of–life care.
Biography of the presenter: William E. Haley
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This program is available through the partnership of the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and eNURSING llc.

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