Caring for the Dying: Caregiver Roles & Respite Services


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What should happen next when a person has been diagnosed with an illness that will likely lead to their death in a short period of time?

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1. A caregiver decides that they need short-term respite from providing support to a loved one. Why might this be?

2. Choose the most accurate statement about hospice services:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the role of caregivers for the dying. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what should happen following a terminal illness diagnosis as well as knowing the reasons a caregiver might need a respite from providing support to a loved one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools can be used to assess your understanding of the following topics:

  • What should happen next after a person has been diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • Reasons a caregiver might need a respite from providing support to a loved one
  • Hospice services
  • Types of care that can support older adults
  • The primary ethical principle of social workers

Skills Practiced

Hone the following skills by taking the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related role of caregivers for the dying lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hospice services and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the primary concerns of social workers who work with terminally ill patients

Additional Learning

To learn more about the special role caregivers have with older adults, review the corresponding lesson titled Caring for the Dying: Caregiver Roles & Respite Services. This lesson explores the following topics:

  • End of life care
  • Respite services
  • Self-determination
  • Hospice services