When there is a diagnosis of permanent dementia like Alzheimer’s disease, numerous ethical dilemmas arise. Ethical challenges occur when clinicians are navigating communication and end of life with persons with dementia. There are also ethical issues involving privacy and confidentiality when the families of persons with dementia are involved. How do we balance self-determination with commitment to client/primacy of patient? Join us for this interactive ethical discussion on how to best serve persons with dementia and their families.
This course is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels. There is relevance as it provides information as it introduces the concepts of common ethical dilemmas faced in dementia care. It also applies to intermediate levels as it expands upon the introductory level, focusing on the how to use the Code of Ethics to gain strategies and insights as to effectively manage these dilemmas.
Jenerations Health Education, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0130. Participants are granted 1Contact Hours of Continuing Education*Live, on-line, self-study
Jenerations Health Education is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. Jenerations Health Education maintains responsibility for this program.
Participant is awarded 1Category II Maryland Social Work CEUs
|Ethical Dilemmas In Dementia Care - Handout - 9-28-2020 (2.8 MB)||Available after Purchase|
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.
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