By: Charissa Eaton, PhD, MSW – Professor at Winona State University
Handout – Ethical Dilemmas with Older Adults
Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing
Health and human service professionals often experience complex ethical dilemmas in the course of their practice with older adults and their families. This presentation explores the basic concepts of ethics in the context of interdisciplinary practice and the medical model. Some of the commonly occurring ethical dilemmas such as safety versus self-determination will be discussed. A framework will also be discussed as a tool utilized in making ethical decisions.
Supportive Decision Making – An Emerging Alternative to Guardianship
By: Anita Raymond, MSW
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When working with people with cognitive, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities, we often turn to guardianship to address risk and vulnerability. But is this an overly restrictive tool? This webinar will discuss Supported Decision Making, an emerging paradigm for vulnerable populations and a person-centered model addressing safety concerns while protecting the dignity of persons at risk. Based on an Elder Justice Grant initiated in 2016, Volunteers of America has launched the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making to reduce unnecessary guardianships at the individual and systems level.