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Advance Care Planning in a Pandemic

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FNAP
May 14, 2020

About this Live Interactive Webinar 

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a reminder of the challenges we face in providing goal-concordant care to all those we serve. Nuanced conversations regarding a patient’s values, beliefs and preferences lay the foundation for person-centered, family-focused and culturally-sensitive care. As our healthcare system seeks to respond to the “surge” of patients requiring the attention of ever more stressed providers, the importance of the role of oncology social work has never been more evident. There are tremendous opportunities for creativity, leadership and advocacy during times of crisis.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify the importance of Advance Care Planning during a time of system crisis.
  2. Describe the importance of Advance Care Planning for quality person-centered care.
  3. Evaluate and reflect upon opportunities for oncology social work advocacy and leadership.

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW

Shirley’s career is dedicated to enhancing excellence in the delivery of contextualized care to address the symptoms and stress of serious illness. Her education, research and consultation efforts have led her to become a sought-after speaker on quality-of-life, palliative care and transformational leadership. As Principal Investigator on studies with over $3.5 million in external funding, her work has been disseminated through more than 100 publications and 500 professional presentations. She is a California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellow, a Fellow of both the Association of Oncology Social Work and National Academies of Practice and is a National Association of Social Workers Pioneer. Shirley was among the first to receive an international, interprofessional Master of Arts in Health Research/Palliative Care from Lancaster University in Great Britain, and is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

Continuing Education Credits
Level - Beginner
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.: Identify the importance of Advance Care Planning during a time of system crisis.

12:26 p.m. - 12:48 p.m.: Describe the importance of Advance Care Planning for quality person-centered care.

12:49 p.m.-1:09 p.m.: Evaluate and reflect upon opportunities for oncology social work advocacy and leadership.

1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and Answers

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/2019 - 11/11/2022.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: ASOW will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution: (1) Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AOSW representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. (2) If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows. (3) The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, The Association of Oncology Social Work, 17W110 22nd St, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30-days of receipt of the written complaint.

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