{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Hope for a Miracle: Treatment Requests at the End of Life

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To explore how hope for a miracle at the end of life leads patients to request aggressive treatments.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss how autonomy is related to requests for aggressive treatments at the end of life.
  2. Explain the concepts of religious coping and belief in miracles.
  3. Identify ethical considerations and strategies for caring for patients who request aggressive treatment at the end of life.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JHPN0417A
Published: Apr 2017
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Liz Blackler, LCSW-R, MBE