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.
By: Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Founder & Partner at Twin Cities Physicians
Handout – Ethically Treating Depression and Anxiety
Clinical depression in the elderly is common, affecting approximately 6 million older adults. Being depressed almost always risks a concomitant anxiety disorder. These diagnoses alone heighten other problems, such as cardiac diseases and doubling the risk of death caused by suicide compared with the general population. The problem is only about 10% of those elderly adults ever receive treatment. Evidence for this suggests that depression and anxiety affects older adults differently than younger people, so it often goes under recognized. What may be thought of as a consequence of a co-morbid disease, may actually be depression. This webinar will demonstrate how to recognize the under recognized and give you the best treatment options available.