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Clinical Hospice: Ethical Issues at End-of-Life

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify common ethical issues related to end of life.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. List three (3) dimensions of hospice care.
  2. List at least four (4) members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
  3. Identify three (3) common ethical issues in end of life care.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about hospice care by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Marc A. Markell Ph.D., CT

Marc Markell teaches at Worsham College of Mortuary Science; he also teaches at St. Cloud State University in the Department of Special Education. He teaches Our Whole Lives for K-1st and 4-5th graders and Death Education to 2 and 3rd grader and 6th and 7th graders at Mayflower United Church of Christ. Marc is also a Hospice volunteer. Marc earned B.A. degrees in Communications/Theater Arts and Elementary Education from the University of St. Thomas, a MS. Degree in Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato, and a PhD in Educational Psychology from University of Minnesota. He is a certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Educators and counseling and certified in Death and Grief Studies from Colorado State University through the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Marc has earned the following certifications from national funeral service professional organizations: End of Life Doula, Crematory Operator, Funeral Arranger, and Celebrant.

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Clinical Hospice: Ethical Issues at End-of-Life


Ethical dilemmas, specific to long-term care may arise and become a source of stress for health care providers. This educational activity will identify principles healthcare ethics that will allow learners to recognize and apply the principles in order to develop person-centered solutions to ethical dilemmas that honors, and respects end-of-life wishes.

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