Ethics: End-of-Life Issues Live Broadcast


Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the roles of the respiratory care practitioner in end-of-life care
  2. Describe the ethical, legal and psychosocial issues accompanying end-of-life care


This broadcast is sponsored by Groman Medical, makers of the SafetyFilta PPE device. This special filter helps keep you safe from potentially harmful or contagious aerosols. Their sponsorship has provided you a $5 discount, allowing you to take it for only $5.

Registering allows you to participate in the live broadcast airing on Wednesday, July 12, 2022. It is not a course that can be taken at any time. Course times this day are:

1100 Eastern
1000 Central
0900 Mountain
0800 Mountain (AZ)
0800 Pacific

Payments and certificates are handled by our website and the course will be taught in a Zoom meeting. The Zoom meeting will open 30 minutes before showtime.


1) Click the Purchase This Course button (Annual CEU Subscribers skip to step 3).

2) After concluding your purchase, you will receive an email from us with a link to register for the Zoom meeting.

3) This course is free for our Annual CEU Subscription holders. If you have an active Annual CEU Subscription, click here to register for the Zoom meeting. Interested in an Annual CEU Subscription? Click here to learn more.

4) You will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. You will join the meeting on the day of the broadcast by 1) clicking the link provided in the Zoom registration confirmation email; 2) clicking Join in the Zoom column on the broadcast schedule; or 3) clicking here.

Evaluations & Certificates:

Certificates will be available on our website (we DO NOT email certificates) and will be located on the Account > Courses page. See the two methods below to learn how to obtain your certificate. Please note if you do not fill out the evaluation within 30 minutes of the end of the presentation, you will not receive a certificate. We will be standing by at the end of the presentation to assist you by chat, phone, and email.

Method One: The evaluation will be displayed inside your browser at the end of the Zoom meeting. Certificates are awarded upon verification of payment, either by subscription or individual purchase, and completion of the evaluation. We will have certificates ready to print within an hour after the presentation ends.

Method Two: Need your certificate right away? You may return to this page, scroll to the bottom, and under Lessons click on Start This Lesson next to the Evaluation. If you do not see Start This Lesson, you either did not purchase the course or are not logged in to the website (See “I purchased a course but when I try to take it, I see COURSE LOCKED – Purchase This Course.” on our FAQ page).

Required links:

Kubler-Ross grief stages

FYI Optional links:

American Academy of Neurology: Brain Death Determination

Another definition of death

Uniform Healthcare Decisions Act

U.S. Living Will Registry (includes forms)

Article about Katrina incident

World religions & end-of-life issues

Cultures & end-of-life decisions

2nd article on cultures & end-of-life decisions

Information on cultures & medicine

Article “Care of an Unresponsive Patient with a Poor Prognosis”

letter about noninvasive ventilation during end-of-life care