Death and the Dying Process (.5PC)
Clara Boland, PhD, RN, Nursing Clinical Consultant - Gerontology
Dr. Boland has over 50 years experience in clinical practice, education, research, and as a clinical consultant for issues of the elderly and areas of LTC quality Improvement. She is retired from QIPMO (Quality Improvement Program for Missouri’s long-term care facilities), but continues to serve as an independent clinical consultant upon request.
A PhD in Nursing and Gerontology was earned at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999. Dr. Boland has published, and been a speaker to health care organizations, throughout the U.S. and Canada in areas of needs of the older adult, quality improvement, and the Resident Assessment (RAI) process for long-term care.
Professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Southern Nursing Research Society and the Missouri League for Nursing. She previously served on the MLN Board of Directors and other MLN committees. Dr. Boland also contributes as a Peer Reviewer for nursing and medical journals and organizations.
Is to focus on the person who is terminally ill and close to death, whether from cancer, some type of organ failure, an overwhelming infection, accident from which they will not recover, or even a body worn out from aging.
Examine perceptions about death and afterlife.
Review Elizabeth Keubler-Ross’s Model for grieving.
Examine the need for Advanced Directives
Understand, and be able to adequately explain, the effects of CPR – both positive and negative
Discuss signs and symptoms indicating that death is near, and ways that might be used, either by professional or family caregivers, to help make the dying journey easier for all.
.5 Patient Care hour BNHA approved course
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