Living with Grief : A Shifting Landscape for End-of-Life Ethics - Self Study

Hospice Foundation of America's 30th annual program uses a case study approach to review and explore well-established ethical principles of end-of life care in the presence of emerging legal, social, and technological change. A panel of experts will act as an ethics committee, discussing the ethical principles illustrated by six case studies and providing recommendations for resolution. Cases studies will include topics such as futile treatment, communication, opioid usage, concurrent care, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, medical aid in dying and more.

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Expert Panelists:

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C, FGSA, is the Ahearn Endowed Professor in the Boston College School of Social Work. Her practice interests include health disparities and health equity in serious illness care, aging and gerontology, and hospice, palliative, and end-oflife care decision making. Her research focuses on cancer care, social support for older adults, diversity, equity, and cultural factors influencing health care outcomes

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, is Senior Vice President, Grief Programs at Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) and the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). A prolific author and editor, Dr. Doka serves as editor of HFA’s Living with Grief® book series, its Journeys newsletter, and numerous other books and publications. He has been a panelist on HFA’s Living with Grief® program for 28 years.

Timothy W. Kirk, PhD, HEC-C, is Department Chairperson and Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York, York College, specializing in healthcare ethics with an emphasis on hospice and palliative care. He also holds an appointment in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kirk is a board-certified ethics consultant with MJHS Hospice 4 & Palliative Care, one of the largest hospice and palliative care programs in New York State, and consults nationally with hospice and palliative care organizations. 

Wendy Walters, LICSW, HEC-C, has been in direct clinical practice for over 30 years, with the bulk of that experience in end-of-life care. She spent the first 17 years of her career in hospice work, ultimately returning to UAB in 2006. She joined the UAB Hospital Ethics Committee in 2009 and began taking ethics consults for the hospital, returning to graduate school at Albany Medical School’s Alden March Bioethics Institute for advanced training in clinical ethics.

Moderated by: Frank Sesno, George Washington University. Learn more. 

On demand for one year after purchase

Length:  120 minutes
CE Hours:  2.5 CEs available for a variety of boards
CE Fees:  Included with registration

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Upon purchase, program materials can be accessed through your HFA account by clicking on the Orders/Courses tab. Continuing education instructions are provided at the end of the program.  

Step 1 - Register/purchase the course
Step 2 - View the course online through the link in your confirmation email or in your account.
Step 3 - Read the pdf chapters provided
Step 4 - Follow the instructions provided to receive your CE certificate. An evaluation and a short exam are a part of this process.

One CE certificate is included with a self-study registration. Multi-viewer sites can pre-pay for additional CEs by selecting a CE add-on option when registering below.
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