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Nursing Concepts in Home Care and Hospice   

This course focuses on home health and hospice care within the wider social context of community health care systems.

Care across the life span with specific emphasis on geriatrics is explored. Historical development of major forces that have shaped current and emerging directions are addressed. Integration of nursing, home heath, hospice, community health concepts and trends provide an information base for students to assess /care for patients within these specialty areas.

There is emphasis on development of therapeutic nursing interventions that encompass primary, secondary and tertiary preventative strategies to promote optimal levels of functioning for individuals, families, groups and communities.

Exploration of economic, environmental, cultural and technological stressors regarding the home care and hospice patient are addressed. Intraprofessional team approaches within these specialties will be explored

Please direct questions regarding the program to;

Joan Thoman, RN, PhD, CNS, CDE

Associate Professor

Coordinator Community Health Nursing

Cleveland State University, School of Nursing (OH-012, 8/1/2018) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants must attend a minimum of 80% of the program and complete an evaluation form to receive contact hours. Instructors and planners have declared no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity and no commercial support or sponsorship has been provided for this program.


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