The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of on line educational workshop modules. Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults. Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met. The modules can be taken separately.
Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board). These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see https://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/gerontology-practitioner-certificate
for more information.
End of Life Care: The purpose of this comprehensive course is to provide an overview of end-of-life issues, including understanding terms used to describe care at the end of life, NASW standards for social workers in palliative care and hospice, the process of facing death, palliative and hospice care, grief and bereavement, the moral and ethical challenges of suffering near the end of life and finally, spiritual considerations. This course is worth 6 CEUs.
After completion of the End of Life Care workshop, learners will be able to:
- Identify the elements of a Good Death.
- Describe NASW standards and roles for social workers in end-of-life care.
- Identify stages of grief and bereavement.
- Identify spiritual issues in end-of-life care.
- Educate clients about advance directives benefits of the WV e-Directive Registry.2.