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Continuing Education courses about End of Life

Planning the Transition to End-of-Life Care in Advanced Cancer (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines research and trends in the transition to end of life care.  The good death is discussed from the patient perspective, the health care provider perspective, and the caregiver perspective.  Factors that influence end of life care decisions are discussed along with barriers.  The course offers strategies to improve patient-oncologist communication and decision making in advanced cancer.

This course is recommended for social workers.  This course does not meet continuing education ethics requirements for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


World Religions and Their Ethical Decisions on Withdrawing Treatment and Determining Death (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course compares religious perspectives on death and end of life decisions.  The course explores Judaism, Christianity, Islam, indigenous faiths, Hinduism, and Buddhism and compares their ethical frameworks for end of life determinations.  Differences between Western traditions, Eastern traditions, and indigenous faith systems are examined.  The course offers clinicians an opportunity to increase competence and proficiency when working with different religious traditions in end of life care.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning,  intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.
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Ethical Considerations in End of Life Care (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines ethical considerations in end of life care and includes historical perspectives on death and dying, US cultural attitudes, an overview of grief models, professional obligations, and ethical principles.  The course explores key positions offered by the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, and the NASW.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning,  intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC credit.
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End-of-Life Issues in the US after Terri Schiavo: Implications for Social Work Practice (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the Terri Schiavo case and the complexity of end-of-life decision-making and euthanasia.  The course offers an analysis of changing American perceptions of physician-assisted suicide and includes four approaches to policy practice.  Ethical issues of end-of-life, self-determination, advocacy, and patient rights are explored.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors. Read the complete description of this course…..


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