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.
Content Level: beginning and intermediate levels.
Original Date of Program: 6/21/2021
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Joanna Frankel is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Since, Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Her experience includes directing the social work department in a 205-bed facility, with clients who have a variety of mental health issues, long term care needs, at end of life, on dialysis and who are ventilator dependent. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about and has expertise in dementia, advance directives/end of life and mental health issues in the elderly. Furthermore, she has spent the last 10 years consulting in several nursing homes, educating social workers on the proper practices of long-term care while providing clinical supervision. Joanna has always educated interdisciplinary teams, patients and families on various topics on aging. When Joanna isn’t working, you can find her playing ball with her husband and 2 boys or at the nearest sushi restaurant.
Discuss at least 2 common ethical dilemmas in working with older adults.
Identify at least 3 areas of the ethics that should referenced for assistance in navigating ethical dilemmas.
Examine best practices for handling ethical dilemmas in working with older adults
15 minutes: What are the most common ethical dilemmas faced when working with older adults?
25 minutes: What areas of our Code of Ethics can guide us when we encounter these dilemmas?
20 minutes: Best practices when faced with ethical dilemmas and older adults
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