On-Demand CE Training

ODL 255: End of Life Rituals and Ceremonies

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Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


In this one hour course  Gabrielle Jimenez, LVN, CHPLN, Hospice Nurse, End of Life Doula, Author, Educator, and Founder of the Hospice Heart with over 150,000 followers, shares powerful rituals and ceremonies that can provide comfort to both those who are dying and those who are saying goodbye. Do not miss this unique course where Gabby speaks openly about all aspects of end-of-life to empower you as a professional to navigate these difficult conversations with your clients and their loved ones.  Please note, it will be beneficial to have a candle and a lighting tool for the ritual presentation at the end of the course.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Identify one example of a ritual or ceremony that can be done at the end of life
  • Describe the benefits of performing rituals and ceremonies
  • Discover different ways one can honor their loved ones in the end of their life


Gabrielle Jimenez, LVN, CHPLN, Hospice Nurse, End of Life Doula, Author, Educator, and Founder of the Hospice Heart with over 98,000 followers

Gabrielle “Gabby” Jimenez is a hospice nurse, an end-of-life doula, and a conscious dying educator. She has written four books, writes a weekly blog, and has a hospice Facebook page which has 96,000 followers. Her focus is on trying to change the culture relative to death and dying, helping others to feel more comfortable talking about death. And while she sees a lot of death, what she really finds joy in are her lessons, which are about love, life, culture, tradition, and faith. She combines her experience as a hospice nurse with her in-depth doula training to help her to be more present at the bedside, bringing both patient and family together at that intimate moment of death. She teaches courses on end-of-life care which are helpful to anyone who works in this field, offering guidance to someone who is navigating or caring for someone who has a terminal illness. She also teaches two Ritual & Ceremony classes, one that focuses on grief and loss, and another that focuses on forgiveness of self and others. The legacy she hopes to leave behind is that she helped improve the way people are cared for when they die and that she inspired others to do this work well.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Contact Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.