Thursday August 6, 2020           

8:30am - 4pm  


This is an online event.



Danielle Clay LSW, Manager of Training and Development
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Presents:



 Ethics are at the root of all service and professional practices – and guide our decisions and actions on a daily basis as we struggle to “do the right thing”.  The end of life presents particularly difficult questions and dilemmas that preparation and thought must be given to.

This workshop will explore some of the ethical principles that guide this thinking and help the participant explore and articulate actions and perspectives that support dignity and compassion in end of life concerns.  Since we all have our own ideas about what is right and what is wrong – and methods to tell the difference – it is imperative to ground ourselves in principles that guide our professional decision making to protect the public, the practitioner and the profession we represent.


  • Increase self-awareness and develop an ability to articulate the interplay of personal values and professional behavior regarding end of life concerns
  • Identify the components and benefits of advance directives - and effective documentation and communication of these wishes
  • Discuss the ethical nature of end of life care and decisions
  • Recognize difference and diversity in attitudes and responses to death, dying and bereavement
  • Identify resources and interventions most helpful in assisting clients and families through this phase of decision making and transition

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm (Log in to Zoom begins at 8:20am)


Speaker: Marcella Balin is a well-known and highly regarded educator and presenter. She is an independent nurse entrepreneur and lecturer with thirty-eight years of experience.  She began her nursing career in  Brooklyn, NY and spent a decade moving into the field of education. She parlayed years of widely varied teaching experience into a career of independent teaching and presenting. Her BSN is from Wright State University in Dayton, and she brings years of ongoing professional education in human and organizational development to her workshops.  She is a very energetic and dynamic speaker. 


CEU Information: 
  • Program is approved for 6.0 continuing education units for LSWs, LISWs, SWA, Nurses (via reciprocity with the SW board). This program meets the Ethics Requirement for Social Workers
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept sessions approved for Social Workers for Continuing Nurse Education.
  • To comply with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board: Late Arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Views and written materials presented during the presentations are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.