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.
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.
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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.