The Medical-Surgical Nurse's Guide to Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice

The Medical-Surgical Nurse's Guide to Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice

Identification: MSNJ1810
Issue: July-August 2018
Volume: Vol. 27/No. 4
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2020
  • 1.30 - CH

Standard: $20.00


Contact hours available until 8/31/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe primary palliative care and hospice care and their relevance to the medical-surgical nurse.

Learning Engagement Activity:

Does your organization have a formal policy and procedure for caring for patients in palliative care and hospice? Identify at least three differences between palliative care and hospice. For more information, download and read the 2016 American Nurses Association Revised Position Statement on "Nurses’ Roles and Responsibilities in Providing Care and Support at the End of Life" at


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The Medical-Surgical Nurse's Guide to Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice

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Norrisjean Schaal
9/3/18 8:43 pm

This is a thorough course, with strategies which may be implemented in the clinical setting. Thank you, NSchaal

Joy Belle
9/4/18 1:15 pm

This course gave me insight and ideas for teaching and training my staff and myself in patients in need of Palliative Care. My hospital has a newly Palliative team and we want to work as a team alongside of them and give our fullest support.