{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} A Dimensional Analysis of the Concept of Suffering in People with Dementia at End of Life


This article looks to analyze and identify aspects of the concept of suffering for patients at end of life who have dementia and to establish relationships between these aspects. As clinicians being able to understand the process of suffering for our patients allows for further insight into the person and not just the disease.

Outline:Introduction; Background; Data Sources; Theoretical Framework; Results; Discussion; Limitations; Conclusion

Education Level: Intermediate

Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process

Format: Online

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits: To earn credit, you must read the article and complete the quiz and evaluation, earning a score of 70% or greater on the posttest.

Purpose of Activity

To provide an analysis of dimensions in the concept of suffering in individuals who have dementia at the end of life.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the dimensions of the concept of suffering.
  2. Recognize how knowledge of the qualities of suffering apply in research and practice with patients at the end of life.
Price: $6.95


  • AOTA 0.05 CEUs/1/2 Contact Hour

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The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Professions: Occupational Therapist
Test Code: JHPN0714BOT
Published: July 2014
Expires: 10/17/2020
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Lenora W. Smith, MSN, FNP-BC; Elaine Amella, PhD, RN, FAAN; Barbara Edlund, PhD, RN; Martina Mueller, PhD