Description of the whole series: Module One is designed to give a bio-psychosocial overview of older adulthood including theories of aging, and the processes of normal aging.
Module Two: Common mental health problems of the elderly, covers demographics of the elder population and common mental and behavioral health problems encountered in older populations.
This module: Caregiving and care delivery. Among the more compelling concerns are end-of-life issues. The offering discusses advance directives and the concept of medical futility and the common problems associated with these decisions.
Module Four Contextual Issues of Elder Care discusses contextual issues such as diversity concerns; ageism, therapeutic nihilism, and gerophobia are discussed. Training recommendations for providers of care to the elderly are provided.
1. Participants will be able to describe issues of caregiving and care delivery to the elderly.
2. Participants will be able to discuss end-of-life issues.
CE Credits: 1
Hour One: Caregiving and care delivery, End of life issues.
CE Broker #: HS 20-38517, OL 20-38515
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Area; Special population/problems.
Purpose: The study should enhance understanding of caregiving and care delivery, and end of life issues.
Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.
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