end of life nursing

Re-Imagining the End of Life: Self-Development & Reflective Practices for Nurses 2021

This is a 4-week, self-paced, online course for nurses and nurse coaches, based on the book, Re-Imagining the End of Life: Self-Development & Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches. (The book is a winner of the American Journal of Nursing’s “Best Books of 2019” award in the categories of Professional Issues and Palliative Care & Hospice.)

Nurse coaching conversations involve presence, skillful listening, significant questions, reflection, and planning. They help guide individuals living with chronic and serious illness to make decisions about care and treatment within the framework of their own life story.

By opening these conversations earlier in the trajectory of illness, we open the possibility of transforming how people experience the last part of their lives.

In this programs, participants will find tools, skill-building, and reflective practices that encourage them to explore their personal beliefs and values about aging, advanced illness, and dying.



Program Overview

Nurses contribute to the transformation of end of life care by engaging with patients and families in coaching conversations throughout the continuum of illness. When nurses work from a coaching perspective, they help individuals and families to create goals that are based on what matters most to them.

By opening up the conversations with people living with chronic and advanced illness, nurses help them to live more intentionally and with greater wellbeing. This shifts the trajectory of how people then come into the last part of life – and affects the decisions they make. This change in the quality of conversation could help transform end-of-life care in our country.

For nurses and nurse coaches, the ability to be compassionately present with people who are seriously ill and dying is often related to the nurses’ willingness to reflect on their own beliefs and worries about aging, illness, and dying. This course may appeal to nurses and nurse coaches who are wanting to expand their focus to include end of life…nurses who work with seriously ill people who want to learn about coaching practices…or nurses who want to take more leadership in open conversations about preparing for the end of life.

4 Weeks -
22 Contact Hours*
  • 1

    The Nurse Coaching Model in End-of-Life Care
  • 2

    Where Are We? Locating Ourselves in the Landscape of End-of-Life Care
  • 3

    On the Cusp: New Possibilities and Emerging Models
  • 4

    Mindful Nurse Coaching – Resilience & Self-Care
  • Live Web Conference

    Learnings, Goals, and Next steps – Coaching model
*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval #1563.

Course Faculty

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Janet Booth

Senior Faculty
Jan Booth MA, RN, NC-BC, has worked as a nurse for many years at the intersection of quality of life and end of life, as a hospice/palliative care nurse and as an end-of-life coach and educator. She serves as faculty for the Integrative Nurse Coach™ Academy and the Conscious Dying Institute, presents workshops on the transformative possibilities of end-of-life care, and is the author of Re-Imagining the End-of-Life: Self-Development & Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches.

end of life book

Course Textbook available on Amazon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there set times I need to be available in the Reimagining the End Of Life program?

Each module is one week to give you the time needed to read, reflect, write and develop insights to …

What do I need to take the Re-imagining the End Of Life program?

You will need to order the paperback book through Amazon as the book contains required readings. Re…

Who is the End-Of-Life program for?

This program is appropriate for all nurses, whether or not you have experience in end of life care o…

Why should I take a course on end of life?

Nurses can make a big difference in how people experience the end of their lives. Most people in …

Dates and Tuition

This program will be offered multiple times throughout the year.  Select which cohort you would like to join to see pricing information. Additionally, this program is largely self-paced, with one live Zoom conference call near the end of the course.  Date of Zoom conference call will be decided in the first week of each program.




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