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Course Description

Caregivers are individuals who provide care to an individual who needs assistance. Caregivers can be professionals but are often unpaid individuals who support a loved one through an illness or the last phase of life. The experience can be immensely gratifying and rewarding as well as challenging and stressful. By anticipating the demands of end-of-life, caregiving can shift the journey to one in which support focuses on acceptance and healing.


The goal of this course is to review family and caregiver issues, explain patient rights and the ethical principles of caregiving, examine behavioral, nutritional, and safety issues of caregiving, and explore integrative health methods of supporting caregiver well-being.

Course Objectives - Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe key caregiver issues.
  2. Identify ethical principles of caregiving.
  3. Explain patient rights.
  4. Explain behavioral, nutritional, and safety issues of caregiving.
  5. Discuss integrative health methods of supporting caregiver well-being.

Course Content

Target Audience

Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals

Criteria for Successful Completion

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course Evaluation Form.

Certificate of Completion is provided for individual courses once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

Certificate of Completion is provided for certificate programs once all of the courses within the certificate program have been successfully completed per criteria above.

Practice Level (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Intermediate

Content Focus (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Domain of OT

Commercial Support No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Advance Practice

Behavioral Health

Case Management

Healing Environments

Holistic Health

Home Health


Integrative Health

Long-Term Care

Mental Health

Occupational Therapy


Pain Management

Palliative Care

Psychiatric Health

Social Work

Stress Management


Health Care Administration

Health Education

Marriage and Family Therapy

Massage Therapy



Occupational Therapy


Physical Therapy


Respiratory Therapy

Social Work

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