When: April 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
This is the first webinar in the "Communication to Improve End-of-Life Decision-Making" series. Social workers can help meet the unique needs of patients and families faced with serious medical conditions and life-limiting illnesses. The need for social workers trained and skilled in working in end-of-life care has increased, because of advancements in medical technology, rising rates of chronic illness, increasing number of older patients, and longer life spans. This three-part series of webinars will increase the knowledge and comfort level of social workers who work with patients and famillies to conduct advance care planning conversations to ensure that end-of-life care treatment preferences are informed and honored.