Thursday October 24, 2013 - 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM CDT
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The Arc Davidson County
615.321.5699 x 16
This FREE educational event will offer 2-hours of continuing education credit through Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists, funeral directors, clergy, and more. Please verify CE availability with your professional or state board approval and/or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals located at www.hospicefoundation.org.
CE credits are copyrighted by HFA. All valid CE certificates must be obtained directly through HFA. Boards approve the content developed by HFA, not by the viewing organization. CEs are included without charge through HFA for the first two weeks after the live event only.
After November 7, 2013 the cost for CE credits will be $10/participant. CE credits are available until October 23, 2014.
CE instructions will be provided at the viewing location.
The ethical, medical management, and psychosocial issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who face death, grief and loss can be complex. This two-hour educational program focuses on the critical challenges of providing and accessing optimal end-of-life care and bereavement support for this population.
The Arc Davidson County is a family based organization that promotes, protects, and advocates for the right of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.
Alive Grief Support Services is a comprehensive program that addresses the needs that arise following the death of a loved one, providing bereavement care for patients’ family members and the community at large. Services are designed to meet the bereavement needs of children and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past two years.
Marisa C. Brown, MSN, RN
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Tawara D. Goode, MA
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD
Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA
Teresa T. Moro, AM, LSW
Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNMH
Rick Rader, MD, FAAIDD
Self Advocate Respondents:
Pam Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP
Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media & Public Affairs at The George Washington University
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Define and differentiate intellectual and developmental disabilities and note the patterns of morbidity and mortality with populations of such individuals;
Describe the critical issues that emerge in the medical management of life-limiting illness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Describe the special issues that arise in the assessment and management of pain in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Discuss the ethical issues that arise in end-of-life care for individuals with intellectual disability;
Define grief and enumerate the types of losses that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families may experience;
Describe the ways that grief is manifested in persons with intellectual disability;
Discuss interventive approaches and strategies to assist persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are ill or grieving, as well as their families;
Identify national resources and initiatives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and family members who are ill or grieving.