Assessing the Emotional Needs of Terminally Ill Elderly Clients & Their Families
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s)
• Fanta Gibson, LMSW
• Nancy McFall Jean,MSW
The rise in the elderly population is making it increasingly important to stay updated on best practices in gerontology. This includes with the terminally ill elderly. This presentation will review physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual changes that may be displayed as a person transitions through the dying process. Workshop attendees will be asked to explore their own biases and concepts of aging. Participants will review assessment questions and discuss supporting clients through the dying process. Alzheimer's disease and caregiving at the end of life will be discussed. The focus will be on hospice and in-home care and should be especially useful to mental health professionals and other practitioners in gerontology, oncology, medical social work, palliative care, and hospice care settings.
1.5 Pain/Symptom Management contact hours