Nursing Grand Rounds: End of Life Care and Comfort Care

Caring for a patient at the end of their life is one of the most important moments a nurse has with them. This livestream course will define end of life care and comfort care, review the care that should be given and the comfort care order set, and provide strategies to improve communication with this patient population.

Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for RNs, LPNs, social workers, and healthcare professionals..

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define end of life care and comfort care
  • Describe strategies to improve communication with patients and family members
  • Recognize unique care needs and importance of end of life care

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a recorded presentation.


Susan Lander, MSN, RN, CNML
Nurse Manager
Inpatient Medical/Surgical Unit and Palliative Medicine
Mayo Clinic Phoenix, Arizona

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual  courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 general continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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