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Enhancing the Role of Oncology Social Work in Advance Care Planning

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Recorded on July 27, 2016

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About the Webinar

Currently, few cancer patients have expressed their wishes for care at end of life, offering an opportunity for oncology social workers to embrace a leadership role in Advance Care Planning (ACP) within their institutions. This webinar will address common concerns associated with ACP and provide a range of resources to aid social workers in having quality ACP conversations across settings and populations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify two benefits of having an Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversation
  • Describe three necessary steps for a high-quality ACP conversation
  • Discuss two barriers to engaging in an ACP conversation
  • Identify three useful resources for ACP


AOSW-July-Webinar_Photo_small.jpgShirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, is the Clinical Director of Consulting Services with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a Research Consultant for the Psychosocial Oncology Specialization Program at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, and the founder of Collaborative Caring. Her education, research and consultation efforts focus on quality-of-life, palliative care, leadership development and the creation of meaningful organizational change.

Shirley’s career is dedicated to enhancing excellence in the delivery of culturally-congruent, person-centered and family-focused interprofessional care through the implementation of effective learning principles. She has been the Principal Investigator on studies with over $3.3 million in external funding. This work has been recognized with numerous awards and disseminated through more than 100 publications and 400 professional presentations. She is a California Health Care Leadership Fellow and serves on several editorial and professional boards. She is a Distinguished Social Work Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, and was among the first to be awarded a Master’s Degree in Health Research-Palliative Care from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Shirley is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

Continuing Education Credits

Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation.