When: April 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

Location: online

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. 


At the completion of this series, participants should be able to:
- Review the ethics of end-of-life decision making;
- Describe WV health care law as it applies to frequent challenging end of-life issues; and
- Present a systematic process for analyzing and resolving challenging cases.
February 12, 2015 - Honoring the Patient’s Advance Directives
April 2, 2015 - Facing the Threat of Legal Action
April 30, 2015 - Telling the Family “No”