The Spiritual and Religious Makeup of the Hospice Caregiver - Online Inservice

The purpose of this course is to examine how the healthcare professional’s spiritual and religious makeup influences the role he or she plays in the field of hospice. In studying the fabric of knowledge that transcends science, the course neither labels one religion or practice as good or bad nor does it deny any claims of spiritual experiences or awakenings. The primary objective of this course is to lay credence to the psychological and cultural factors on spiritual and religious development and to understand its strengths and limitations as it interacts with the prioritizing value hospice takes in serving a religiously diverse community.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the definition of an absolute.
  2. Recognize 2 cultural and psychological influences that could shape or form a person’s sense of absolutes.
  3. List 2 practices that would allow you to maintain your absolutes while respecting someone with differing beliefs.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Spiritual and Religion - Shades of Meaning

Chapter 3: Cultural and Psychological Constructs of a Belief System

Chapter 4: The Role of Absolutes and Their Impact on Relationships

Chapter 5: Examples of Beliefs Interfering with Hospice Care

Chapter 6: How to Maintain Spiritual Beliefs in Check without Compromise

Chapter 7: Resources

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kevin Quiles

Kevin Quiles, M.Div, M.A., LPC, NCC has 15 years of hospice experience and over a decade of training in community service. He attained a Masters of Divinity Degree in 1995 and his Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling in 2011. Having provided spiritual care to a religiously and culturally diverse audience, Kevin specializes on spirituality, spiritual growth and development, and spiritual counseling.

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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