Course Code: REL-PAL-0-ECPC
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Explore 2 basic ethical concepts in palliative care.
Discuss 3 ethical dilemmas that may occur in palliative care.
Identify 2 ways ethical dilemmas can be prevented.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Ethical Concepts A. Defining Ethics B. Ethical Principles C. Ethical Dilemmas D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Common Ethical Issues A. A Right to Choose B. Withdrawing vs. Withholding C. Artificial Hydration and Nutrition D. Life Support E. Other Treatment-Related Issues F. Palliative Sedation G. Experimental Treatment H. Defining Death I. Determining Brain Death J. Recent Ethical Issue K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Preventing Ethical Dilemmas A. Deciding End of Life Issues B. Landmark Court Cases C. Advance Care Planning D. Advance Directives E. Living Will F. Healthcare Surrogate Designation G. Having the Conversation H. Medical Orders I. Five Wishes® J. Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment K. Patient Self-Determination Act L. Review M. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!
Laurie Ray MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM
Laurie Ray, MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM is an Advanced Aging Life Care Specialist with over 20 years of social work experience in hospice care and aging. She advocates for the rights of her clients, educates families and professionals on the aging process with a significant focus on dementia related diagnoses. She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University, is a certified Master of Social Work, and Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager. In addition to working in hospice care, Laurie has worked in continuing care retirement communities, established the only nonprofit geriatric care management organization in the Triangle region of NC, COPE Eldercare, which provided care to local seniors regardless of their financial limitations for 10 years. In 2013 she was named as one of the Top Ten Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers by Social Work Today. Laurie now works with LifeLinks, a care management organization in Raleigh, NC.
Disclosure: Laurie Ray MSW, CMSW, C-ASWCM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Case Managers; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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