Category Archives: Past Webinars

Past Free Webinar: Giving Up Driving: It Takes a Village – May 16, 2019

By: Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D, OTR/L & Jennifer Fischer, MS, OTR/L, CDRS, LDI

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Handout – Giving Up Driving – 1 slide per page

Handout – Giving Up Driving – 2 slides per page

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.

As demonstrated by the high profile case of Prince Philip waiting until his late nineties to reluctantly give up his driving privileges following an accident , the independence provided by one’s car is not easy to relinquish. We know that with advancing age, we experience changes in motor, sensory and cognitive functions that can threaten driving safety. Clinical conditions more common in older adults as well as medications used to treat those conditions can also create greater risk behind the wheel. This webinar will show that it “takes a village” to create an environment that facilitates a smooth transition to no longer driving. It will provide resources that older drivers and their families can use and guidance on steps to follow, with a focus on the role occupational therapists play in assessment and interventions to maximize safety and ease that transition.

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Past Free Webinar: “Ethical Dilemmas with Older Adults in Health and Human Services,” Feb. 20, 2019

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.

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