Ethical Decision-making: Social Work and the Older Adult
Beth Parker-O’Brien, LCSW-C, MPH
The burgeoning population of older adults pose significant challenges for the individual, family, community and society. This live in-person program will explore bio-psycho-social issues facing the aging population,including the impact of dementia and chronic disease. This program is designed for beginner and intermediate level social workers working with older adults
Location 29466 Pintail Drive Suite 9 Easton, MD 21601
Date March 16, 2019 Time Noon-3:15 pm Price $60
Upon Completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
(1) Identify the impact of biological changes on the aging experience for the individual, family and community; (2) Apply ethical principles, guided by the NASW Code of Ethics, in working with an older adult with limited decision-making capacity; and (3) Apply an ethical decision-making process to a professional social work practice situation specific to the older adult population.
Hour one: The Biology of the Aging adult. Includes: Healthy aging, Chronic Disease and Dementia. Peer Discussion will encouraged to explore the topic.
Hour two: Decision-making capacity. Includes: Social Work Assessment and the ethics of an older adult with limited decision-making capacity. Role-playing and video clips will be utilized to explore this topic
Hour three: End of Life issues and the older adult and Summary, Conclusion and Evaluation Includes: Social work advocacy and NASW Code of Ethics. Role-playing, peer discussion and video-clips will be further utilized.
*A 15 minute break will be offered between hours one and two. This time is not included in CEs obtained.
Shore Neurocognitive Health LLC, #1612, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Shore Neurocognitive Health LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2019 – 01/03/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.
This workshop is limited to 20 participants. We encourage you to sign up early.
This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. It is an introduction to ethical decision making in working with the older adult There is an introduction to health and disease process issues, necessary and appropriate for beginners. It also applies to the intermediate level as it will be an interactive workshop focusing on skill-building by incorporating case examples, peer discussion, role playing and video clips. This involves using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
About our presenter: Beth Parker-O’Brien, MSW, MPH, has worked in the field of health and aging since 1980. Her career path has had a focus on disease process and the impacts for both the individual and their loved ones. Her practice includes a focus on diagnosis and treatment of dementia with an emphasis in the behavioral aspects of disease process.
Shore Neurocognitive Health CEU Policies
Successful completion of all live seminars will require attendance for the entire event. Certificates distributed at the end of the presentation.
All other professionals may request a Certificate of Attendance. Note: this does not guarantee it meets your professional organizations requirements for CEU's.
Registrations may be cancelled 15 days prior to the event minus a $5 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.