Self-Study WEBINAR: To Feed or not to Feed? The SLP’s Role in End of Life Feeding Decisions

To feed or not to feed? The SLP’s Role in End of Life Feeding Decisions focuses on nutritional aspects, pathophysiology, and literature review to support a comfort approach in the Speech Pathologist’s role during end of life care. The course outlines the goals and execution of a comfort feeding plan, including careful hand feeding and patient/caregiver education topics. There is also focus on how the literature can help guide medical team’s decisions regarding the use or discontinuation of artificial nutrition and hydration.
Self-Study WEBINAR:  To Feed or not to Feed? The SLP’s Role in End of Life Feeding Decisions

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You will have access to this course for 365 days after purchase.

Course Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the pathophysiology of starvation and dehydration
  • Identify the goals of a comfort feeding evaluation
  • Describe when and how to sue a careful hand feeding approach


00:00 Introduction

03:00 Code of Ethics

05:40 Nutrition Support for End of Life

28:20 Comfort Feeding Evaluation, Plan, and Documentation

58:00 CMS Perspective, Final Comments

63:00 Adjourn


There will be no refunds for self-study webinars

Webinar Notice:

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form.  Participation is reported to ASHA on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions, please email or call 877-390-1887.


  • Lyndsay Parker

    Lyndsay Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Lyndsay Parker

    Lyndsay Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas-Dallas in 2008. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and now works as a mobile FEES provider, FEES educator, and Account Executive for Carolina Speech Pathology. She received her FEES competencies from both Baylor University and UTSW starting in 2013. Lyndsay was featured on the Swallow Your Pride Podcast (Episodes 172 and 203) and is a guest lecturer for UTD and Loyola University’s Advanced Dysphagia Masters level courses. Disclosures: Lyndsay Parker has the following financial relationships to disclose: She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. She has no non-financial relationships to disclose relationships to disclose.