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Ethical Considerations in Dementia Care

Registration deadline: October 26th

3 CEUs

Maria Miskovic, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Care Choice Care Management, LLC

Thorny decisions and ethical issues frequently arise for social workers involved in the care of someone with dementia. 
The responsibility to respect a client’s right of self-determination can be in tension with helping someone remain safe
and avoid exploitation.  This is made even more challenging when a client is exhibiting executive dysfunction without
realizing they are impaired. 

As social service professionals, we are often involved in assisting clients, families, or interdisciplinary care teams with implementing legal tools, executing strategies, and making decisions to maximize health, safety, and quality of life. 
We must exercise high ethical standards in guiding these interactions, most especially when clients have lost the ability
to anticipate the results of their actions and decisions.  This workshop will help you identify parameters to frame
decision-making issues that arise with dementia and improve your ability to aid clients and their families towards better outcomes. 

Class size is limited to 45.

This class meets the licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics.

$50 General Admission
$30 Discounted Admission**
$10 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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