Archive for May, 2017

Understanding Culture and the Mistreatment of Elders (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines how culture influences perceptions of elder abuse and neglect.  The course focuses on five groups:  African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBT elders, and adults with a disability.  The course looks at how these different groups may  perceive abuse and seek help.  The course also offers culturally informed interventions for working with specific groups.

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 ethics credit.

Participants who complete this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours. 1 of these clock hours is Ethics and 1 of these clock hours is Social and Cultural Competence
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Landmark Ethics Cases- The Case of Karen Quinlan (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course looks at the landmark case of Karen Ann Quinlan, one of the first ‘right to die’ cases in US legal history.  The case examines the dilemma of Karen Quinlan’s right to privacy versus the State’s interest in preserving life.  The course explores topics of privacy, the definition of death, the rights of the incompetent, liability, the ethics committee, judicious neglect and parens patria.  The case was ultimately appealed to the Supreme Court of New Jersey where Judge Hughes appointed Karen’s father as her guardian and authorized the removal of the respirator.

“The State’s interest to maintain life weaken, and a patient’s right of privacy grows, as the degree of bodily invasion increases and as prognosis dims.  Ultimately there comes a point at which the individual’s rights overcome the State’s interest.” (Judge Hughes of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1976)

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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