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ECHO Session 1 – Approaching & Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care

Ethics in Dementia Care ECHO

This session is part of an eight week ECHO series focusing on ethical matters surrounding the care of persons living with dementia to improve quality of life and better support healthcare professionals.

This series is open to any and all persons who provide direct or indirect care for persons living with dementia and their families in any care setting or home and community-based services.

When you register, you are registering for all eight sessions.

Week 2 – Kristen Rueter, LCSW – Ethical Considerations on Communication and Discussion of a Dementia Diagnosis

Topic Description:
Week 2 will cover communication strategies for upholding autonomy and utilizing advance care planning to encourage persons living with dementia to communicate their goals and values for the future with their family and healthcare team.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of this session, learners will be able to…
  • Describe an empathetic, person-centered framework for discussing a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Discuss communication strategies that uphold autonomy while optimizing functionality and ensuring safety.
  • Understand the importance of advance care planning and encouraging persons with dementia to communicate their goals and values for the future with families and healthcare providers.

Contact Information
For more information or have questions, please contact Jaime Cobb Tinsley at jcobb@jameslwest.org

Certification & Credits
Up to 8 hours of CEU credits for Social Work, Nursing, LPC, Administrators in the State of Texas pending approval, and Certificates of Completion.

To register, sign up on the ECHO website.

https://iecho.org/public/program/PRGM1705512314989C0POR6AX0V

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