Ethics of End-of-Life Planning

End-of-life planning is about people and their emotional, physical and mental well-being. Health care professionals working with individuals who are, or are nearing, the end of life can have a difficult and uncomfortable time during these conversations. This workshop will assist professionals in having these important conversations so that when the end of life occurs, a burden of love can exist instead of a
burden of guilt.

Workshop participants will learn the legal framework of end-of-life planning including health care powers of attorney, living wills, do not resuscitate (DNR), physician medical order and final disposition of remains. Most importantly, attendees will learn about the human, ethical framework for
end-of-life planning.

Workshop objectives include:

  • Understand and explain health care powers of attorney and living wills;
  • Understand and explain do not resuscitate (DNR);
  • Understand and explain portable medical orders (POLST);
  • Understand and explain final disposition of remains;
  • Understand the importance and ethical aspects of having the conversation and active listening;
  • Examine and explore the ethics of the concept of “safety” versus “patient desire/right.

This training meets the Ohio CSWMFT Board ethics training requirement.

Presenter: Judy A. LaMusga, attorney and counselor-at-law, has 35 years of public service serving individuals living with disabilities and their families. Since opening her practice, LaMusga Law Office, LLC, she has worked for over 15 years as an attorney-at-law in the Miami Valley region specializing in planning for persons with disabilities, elder-law planning, estate planning, end-of-life planning and guardianship.

This workshop offers 3.0 clock hours for social workers, #RSX089101.
The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.

Cost: $40 for CEUs/$20 to attend without receiving CEUs.

Registration received by May 20 is requested: Call or email Kelsey Haus, khaus@info4seniors.org, 937-341-3020. Registration form and payment is required – click here for the full brochure that contains the registration form. Sorry, we are unable to accept credit cards.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING SPORADIC MAIL DELAYS: Please notify Kelsey Haus, Communications & Training Coordinator, at (937) 341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org, that your registration is coming. This will help to ensure you receive the workshop reminder and link in time even if registration is delayed through the mail. We appreciate your help and consideration.

Date: May 24, 2022

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm

Taking place online via Zoom. Workshop link will be emailed the day before. For more information or to register, call 937-341-3020.

Call: 937-341-3020
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