presented by Rich Briggs
Financial: Rich Briggs receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Rich Briggs has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Rich Briggs, PT, MA
Richard Briggs PT, MA has a clinical practice specializing in palliative care and hospice for the past 30 years. He has taught at the APTA National Conference and Combined Sections Meeting, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical and Management Conferences, the California Hospice Foundation, and is Adjunct Faculty at California State University,…Read full bio
1. Introduction: Cognitive Reframing
The first chapter of this course introduces participants to the concept of cognitive reframing, as well as the limits of patient and family understanding and acceptance. Participants who complete this chapter will be able to identify overall observation and listening skills, and utilize primary observation and listening skills.
2. Issue of Physical and Functional Mobility; Medical Conditions
This chapter addresses the difficult topic of addressing changes in physical status and functional mobility during hospice care, including family education about disease processes, affirmation of maximal patient aerobic and anaerobic effort, and discerning variable life course trajectories.
3. Issue of Physical and Functional Mobility; Beyond Disease
This chapter pays particular attention to orthopedic considerations during the trajectory of the disease process, including decision-making around functional activities and activities of daily living.
4. Pyschosocial and Spiritual Concerns
The final chapter of this course addresses the non-physical aspects of palliative care, unpacking the complex relationship between body, mind, and spirit as patients and their families approach end of life situations.