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ECHO Session 3 – Respecting Choices & Decision Making: Evaluating Competency & Capacity 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 3 – Dr. Sarah Ross – Respecting Choices and Decision Making: Evaluating Competency & Capacity in Persons with Dementia
Topic Description:
Week 3 will cover ways in which healthcare professionals can respect individual autonomy, especially as it pertains to caring for persons living with dementia who have limited decision-making capacity. Particular emphasis will be placed on upholding the principles of beneficence and non-maleficence in the setting of caring for persons living with dementia who may have limited decision-making capacity.
Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of this session, learners will be able to…
  • Discuss ways the health care team can respect individual autonomy in the setting of limitations to capacity related to dementia.
  • Examine risks related to persons living with dementia receiving unfair treatment (Justice).
  • Review the principles of beneficence and non-maleficence in the setting of caring for persons living with dementia who have limited decision-making capacity.

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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