Ethical Social Work with Clients who have Cognitive Challenges

Friday, September 8, 2023

8:30 am - 11:30 am, In Person

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

Preferred registration deadline: September 1st

This workshop will be held in person at the Brown School.

3 CEUs

Thorny decisions and ethical issues frequently arise for social workers involved in the care of someone with dementia, traumatic brain injury, or other cognitive impairment. 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, 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 and improve your ability to aid clients and their families toward better outcomes.

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

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 60.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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