When healthcare professionals work with seniors, gray areas are constantly encountered. We treat seniors who are legally competent but not decisional. But even if a senior is considered legally incompetent, are they are still entitled to voice opinions about their care? How do you juggle adult children who are at conflicting with each other and the parent? What are the best practices when seniors are self-neglecting? Join us for this interactive discussion on professional ethics, personal values and practical strategies for social workers and nurses related to senior issues.
This course is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels. There is an introduction to identifying ethical dilemmas that can arise which is necessary and appropriate for beginners. It also applies to intermediate levels expands upon the introductory level, focusing on the role of Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conducts that help guide professionals when dealing with these dilemmas with patients and families.
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 Working with Older Adults (1.5 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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