Ethical Perspectives on Cognitive & Mental Health with Seniors
Length: 2 Hours 1 minute
Every day mental illnesses and cognitive impairment negatively impact quality of life for older adults. Generational stigma, age-related triggers, changes in cognitive and mental health and reluctance to acknowledge a diagnosis are just some of the issues professionals and families face. This interactive ethics program will offer a look at the most commonly diagnosed mental health and cognitive problems for seniors and the most ethical and effective treatments. The discussion will also focus on ethical strategies on how to work with a cohort often reluctant to accept psychiatric services.
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Date of original program: 5.6.2022
Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.