Welcome to SUNSET! Caring for others or working in a setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives are not easy tasks, and there are many things to consider when approaching end-of-life care. SUNSET is a distance education program provided by the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at The Ohio State University Medical Center designed to provide you with greater knowledge in end-of-life care so that you may effectively use your skills as a provider of care at end-of-life in long-term care and other settings, while earning valuable continuing education credit.
Each SUNSET Module is unique, and the content for each covers a specific topic related to end-of-life care. However, as health care workers and human beings, we realize that life does not just present us with one challenge or issue at a time. We have designed SUNSET to give you opportunities to explore many areas related to end-of-life care.
Most of the modules should take about one hour to complete. You can take as many, or as few, modules as you have interest in. If this is your first distance education experience, don't panic! You will be guided through the program easily.
We commend you for choosing to help others in need, and we believe the SUNSET Program will help you along your journey. Welcome, once again.
The Series to Understand, Nurture and Support End of Life Transitions (SUNSET) is based upon the premise that the more we feel free to talk about death and dying amongst ourselves, the less suffering there will be around them. As we ask ourselves, "Why Sunset? Why now?" we are particularly grateful to our friend and colleague Michelle for being so willing to self-disclose an intimate portrait of her sister’s illness, her subsequent death, and all the many teachings the experience provided. We know you will agree that there’s so much we can all learn from this family journey. Here is Michelle’s story.
|Some Thoughts About End-of-Life|
|The Important Role of Caregivers|
|Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General|
SUNSET development was originally funded by a grant from the Nationwide Foundation. The program staff greatly appreciates Nationwide's generous support and, additionally, wishes to acknowledge the involvement of Leading Age Ohio for their collaboration on the SUNSET Program.