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Ethical Issues in End of Life Care

September 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

What is End of Life Care and what does “good” end of life care look like? What is the social worker’s role in protecting vulnerable clients in their last chapter of life? Join us as we explore ethical issues that relate to care at the end of life. Social workers attending this conference will earn 3 hours of CEUs in Ethics.

Through discussion and hands-on activities, participants will be encouraged to explore and reflect upon ethical issues that may arise when assisting clients who are near death. Legal documents and care options will be reviewed, along with a focus on the importance of conversations with families about decisions. With use of vignettes and case examples, participants will explore the social worker’s role in advocating, educating, and caring for vulnerable clients in the last chapter of life.

Presenter Gabrielle H. Blake, LCSW, has worked with the aging population for most of her 22-year career in healthcare and feels passionate about helping people navigate the challenges of later life.

We are grateful to Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice and West Hills Health and Rehab who helped organize this event. Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Senior Companion Program!

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the care continuum with exploration of end of life care options.
  • Review of legal documents related to end of life care and the social worker’s role in advocating, educating, and caring for clients who are near death.
  • Explore Social Work Values that relate to quality end of life care, namely Importance of Human Relationships, Inherent Dignity and Worth of the Client, and Competence.
  • Explore the NASW Ethical Standards that relate to cultural awareness, the right to self-determination, and protecting vulnerable clients.

Sign up for this event here. Please do not contact the church to inquire about this event; please contact gabe@franklinkyle.com with any questions.


September 26, 2019
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church
3700 Keowee Ave SW
Knoville, TN 37919
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