Earn 2.5 Contact Hours
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Instructions: 2.5 contact hours will be awarded for this activity. A contact hour is 50 minutes of instruction. This is an Independent Study Program. SLACK Incorporated does not require submission of quiz answers. A contact hour certificate will be awarded 4 to 6 weeks upon receipt of your completed Registration Form, including the Evaluation portion. To obtain contact hours:
1. Read the article "The Evolution of Hospice in America: Nursing's Role in the Movement" on pages 26-34, carefully noting the tables and other illustrative materials that are provided to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content.
2. Read each question and record your answers. After completing all questions, compare your answers to those provided at the end of the quiz.
3. Type or print your full name, address, and date of birth in the spaces provided on the registration form.
4. Forward the completed form with your check or money order for $15 made payable to JCN-CE. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. CE Registrations are accepted up to 24 months from date of issue.
SLACK Incorporated is an approved provider of continuing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, Provider Number P188-4/03-4/06. Provider approval is valid through April 30, 2006. NJSNA is accredited by the ANCC Commission on Accreditation of the American Nurses Association.
Objectives: After studying the article "The Evolution of Hospice in America: Nursing's Role in the Movement" in this issue, the participant will:
1. Describe the major components and philosophy of hospice care.
2. Compare similarities and differences between the hospice movement in England and the United States.
3. Describe recent statistics concerning use of hospice services.
4. Identify the different types of hospice models.
5. Discuss the major attributes or skills needed by nurses who provide hospice care.
1. Which of the following components of hospice care was emphasized by Dr. Cicely Saunders, who pioneered the hospice effort?
A. Superb patient care with emphasis on the relief of all types of pain.
D. All of the above.
2. The first hospice opened in the United States during the:
3. Which of the following statements about the hospice movement is FALSE?
A Hospice produced a paradigm change in the delivery of care from a "cure" model to a "comfort" model.
B. Based on the hospice philosophy, the patient and the family are treated as a unit.
C. Currently, there are no mandatory nationwide accreditation standards for hospice care.
D. One of the major goals of hospice care is to keep the patient pain-free, comfortable, and without diminished sensorium during the final stages of life.
4. One of the major differences between American hospices and those in England is:
A Medications used for pain relief.
B. Types of admitting diagnoses.
C. Responsibilities of nurses.
D. Extensive use of volunteers.
5. Which of the following is/are a component of hospice care in both the United States and England?
A 24-hour availability of medical and nursing staff.
B. Bereavement follow-up care.
C. Continuity of care, including homecare and outpatient programs.
D. All of the above.
6. Which of the following hospice models includes primary locations in either free-standing units or offices?
A Community-based model.
B. Hospital -based model.
C. Institutional-based model.
D. Home-based model.
7. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the majority of hospices in the United States are:
A. Independent, free-standing agencies.
B. Hospital -based agencies.
C. Home health agency-based.
D. Under other auspices.
8. Which of the following agencies is responsible for accreditation of American hospices?
A. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
B. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations (JCAHO).
C. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
D. Agency for Hospice Research and Quality.
9. According to statistics from the NHPCO (2002), what percentage of Americans who died in 2000 received hospice services?
10. What percentage of those served by hospice in 2000 (NHPCO, 2002) died less than a week from admission?
11. According to Connor (1998), which of the following is/are an important attribute(s) of a hospice nurse?
A. Capacity to manage physical, psychological, social and spiritual problems of dying patients and their families.
B. Ability to coordinate the extended and expanded components of hospice services.
C. Ability to balance one's self -care needs with the complexities and intensities of repeated encounters with death.
D. All of the above.
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