This course offers insight and tools to prepare social service practitioners for the challenges—and the rewards—of caring for older adults as they approach the end of life, and of providing support to the older adult’s family and friends as they share that journey. The course provides clinical practice techniques, assessment, care-planning and treatment interventions. Self-awareness exercises are included to help course participants assess their own attitudes toward death.
Cost of Online Course: $120
Number of CEUs: 4
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- Knowledge of the palliative care model, legal issues and requirements, including advance directives, and the various roles of social service practitioners in end-of-life care.
- Understanding of intervention options and approaches, related ethical concerns, the importance of individual cultural and religious factors, and potential effects of personal feelings about death and dying on professional, compassionate care.
- Skills and tools to recognize the unique needs of the patient and family, to develop care plans, to facilitate discussion, and to provide appropriate interventions during the dying process, grief, and bereavement.
- A Foundation in Ethics, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Legal Principles & Decision Making
- Interdisciplinary Care Teams
- Mental Health and Aging Issues
- Working with Informal Caregivers