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.
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Date of original program: 5.3.2021
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Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP is the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., a full service healthcare education organization. With over 20+ years experience in healthcare, Jennifer is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her mission is to help healthcare organizations and professionals grow while empowering patients and their caregivers.
Jennifer appears frequently in the media and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, Sirius XM and in Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post and many more. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) worldwide. Her first book, Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One helps family caregivers and is also a resource for healthcare professionals who want to set better boundaries with patients.
Jennifer is primarily a keynote speaker at national conferences but also offers private programs to corporations, government and non-profit organizations For more information on keynote speaking, please click here.
When she’s not speaking and writing, Jennifer loves boating with her husband Sean. In nautical circles her claim to fame is being the Chesapeake Bay’s least talented first mate. Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, her secret talent is parallel parking.
List 3 ways normal aging is different from permanent dementia
Name 2 types of permanent dementia
Identify 2 common ethical dilemmas in dementia care
List 2 places in their code of ethics/regulations that can be turned to for help in ethical dilemmas in dementia care
15 minutes: Normal Aging vs. Dementia
25 minutes: Common ethical dilemmas that arise in dementia care
20 minutes: How can the Code of Ethics support in addressing & resolving these dilemmas?
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