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Past Free Webcast – Current Issues in Ethics – May 25, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Charissa Eaton, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work at Winona State University

Handout Current Issues in Ethics 5.25.22

The COVID pandemic has shown a spotlight on and in many cases exacerbated many long-standing issues in health and human service for older adults. These issues are also accompanied by more complex ethical dilemmas faced by the professionals working with older adults and their families.

This presentation explores “hot topic” ethical issues currently facing gerontological helping professionals in today’s world. A framework will also be discussed as a tool utilized in making ethical decisions. During the webinar, participants will practice analyzing current ethical issues using the ethical decision-making framework.

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Past Free Webcast – Making Sense of Brief Cognitive Testing for Older Adults – March 23rd, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Laura Hemmy, Phd, Health Science Specialist at Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC); Asst Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, U of MN

Handout-Making Sense of Cognitive Testing in Older Adults 3.23.22

Emerging Voices is the theme of the 46th Annual MGS Conference, April 7-8, 2022.  Dr Laura Hemmy’s presentation will reflect one of those voices.  Two research works, published in 2020, form the foundation of the content

This talk will describe the current state of knowledge for brief cognitive assessment in older adults perceived to be at risk for cognitive decline.  This will include a discussion of potential benefits and harms of testing, screening vs testing on indication, target populations and setting, types of tests and how to evaluate what is best to use when.

Dr. Hemmy will address test characteristics and interpretation strategies as they relate to demographic, accessibility, and experience of healthcare for various populations.

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