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Crisis Intervention in End-of-Life Care

Robert Gauger, DMin; Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT

CE Credit: 3 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Crisis Intervention in End-of-Life Care is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the dynamics of end-of-life care as they relate to the patient, family members, paid caregivers, and medical staff.

For families and patients at the end of life, crisis is often a constant companion. Every medical decision, communication issue, patient decline or dip, and family conflict or disagreement requires a thoughtful understanding of the patient’s wishes, family functioning, medical prognosis, and disease path – all of which combine to create the crisis.

This course offers insights into the foundational attitudes and struggles of patients in end-of-life care; common emotional burdens caregiving exerts on the patient’s family; and typical areas of conflict among patients, family, and medical staff concerning end-of-life care.

We discuss various “filters” to help properly assess situations and study crisis management as a tool to aid the counselor and client in dealing with crises that occur during end stages. A comparison of four models for viewing family conflict in end-of-life crisis is presented. We also consider the details of the family systems model for understanding how families adjust and adapt to loss and conflict. Finally, we describe several intervention tools for helping families with conflict in the end stages of life.

Course #31-46 | 2022 | 68 pages | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify five foundational attitudes and struggles of patients in end-of-life care
2. Describe four emotional burdens caregiving exerts on the patient’s family
3. List three typical areas of conflict among patients, family, and medical staff concerning end-of-life care
4. Compare and contrast the four models for viewing family conflict in end-of-life crisis
5. Describe the family systems model for understanding how the family adjusts and adapts to conflict
6. Identify four crisis intervention tools for helping families deal with conflict in end-of-life care
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135), licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100 - Note: New York MFTs will receive 3 continuing education credit(s) for completing this self-study course), and licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501 - Note: Ohio MFTs completing this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education credit(s)); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635 - all courses are reported within two business days of completion).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Robert Gauger, DMinhas served as a full-time minister for over 30 years. He was a parish minister for 27 years, and has also been a hospital chaplain in Jacksonville, Florida. Currently he is a hospice chaplain. Bob holds a Masters degree from Southern Seminary (KY) and a Doctorate Degree from Regent University (VA) with honors. His own personal experiences of depression and stress in ministry have drawn a special interest and focus on the topic in his life, as have his experiences with family suicidal attempts. Bob enjoys playing the trombone and through the years has played with many professional orchestras. 

Disclosure:
Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is a past CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years' experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

Disclosure:
Financial
: Receives a salary from Professional Development Resources, Inc.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.