Skip to main content

End-of-Life Care and Bereavement Issues in HIV/AIDS

This course was updated 26 days ago. If you're about to take the exam, you may benefit from reviewing the exam questions listed below before starting on the actual exam.

About the Course:

This review addresses end-of-life care issues characterizing HIV progression by delineating associated stages of medical and nursing care. Progression from the stage of primary medical and nursing care aimed at functional cure to the stage of palliative care is depicted first. This transition is considered in accord with the major symptoms experienced − fatigue, pain, insomnia, decreased libido/hypogonadism, decreased memory and concentration, depression, and distorted body image. From the stage of palliative care, progression is delineated onward through the stages of hospice care, death and dying, and, finally, an extension to the bereavement process (after the death of the patient her or himself).

This course is based on the article, End-of-Life Care and Bereavement Issues in HIV/AIDS created by Karl Goodkin, MD, PhD, DFAPA, FACPsych, et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

1st Edition March 2018

Course Material Authors

Karl Goodkin, MD, PhD, DFAPA, FACPsych

Dr. Karl Goodkin is a Research Mentor and Psychiatry Professor for the College of Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been a member of the Committee on HIV Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association since 1992. He currently serves on the Neuropsychology Work Group of the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and the Neurocognitive Disorders Work Group of the DSM-5. His research interests concern the causes, treatment, and prevention of HIV-1 associated neurocognitive impairment and disorder (HAND), specifically in older persons and in primary Spanish speakers (in the USA, Argentina, Mexico, and Puerto Rico) as well as Portuguese speakers in Brazil and Zulu speakers in South Africa.

Sindhura Kompella, MD

Dr. Sindhura Kompella is currently a 3rd year Psychiatry resident at American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Steven F. Kendell, MD

Dr. Steven Kendell is a board certified Psychiatrist and is a staff psychiatrist at Linder Center of HOPE. Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Kendell served as Director of Research at Blue Horizon International Stem Cell Investigation and Treatment Program in New York, New York. Dr. Kendell’s other clinical positions have included serving as Attending Psychiatrist at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare, Athens, Ohio; Attending Psychiatrist at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center in Kettering, Ohio and Attending Psychiatrist at Butte County Department of Behavioral Health in Chico, California.

Course Creator

Allison Brown, LCSW 149014591

Allison Brown holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice with a Psychology focus and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently works at a Long-Term Insurance company bringing clinical experience to claim processes. Additionally, she developed and continues to lead the Continuing Education Program for Social Workers and Nurses and often leads complex process improvement projects Prior to this, her primary focus was in mental health and worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings providing support to adults with mental illness.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the unique end-of-life care and progression of illness for HIV patients.

  2. Identify the progression from the stage of primary medical & nursing care aimed at functional cure to the stage of palliative care.

  3. Apply four areas over the spectrum of end-of-life issues and apply it directly to the area of HIV/AIDs.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how CE-Credit.com can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 credit hour

More Info

American Psychological Association (APA)

1 credit hour

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More Info

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB ACE)

1 credit hour

CE Learning Systems, LLC, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit(s).

More Info

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 ce credit hour

More Info

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 credit hour

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 credit hour

More Info

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1 credit hour

CE Learning Systems, service provider of CE-Credit.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

More Info

Course Material

References begin on page 12.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Check the CE Approvals above, or Find Your State Board for more detailed information.

  • Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Take This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Categorized in:

Course Number 103008
1 credit hour
Log in for credit hours relevant to your licensure.

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $5.97 No exam fee with a membership package!
Not enough ratings to display yet
12 members have taken this course