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Caring for the Caregiver: Ethical Issues Managing Dementia


Laura Wayman

Description and CE information:
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not just a major health issue for the patient. Because dementia involves relentless cognitive deterioration, family caregivers have to manage changing demands and unexpected problematic behaviors. Caregivers often sacrifice their own needs and well-being to provide care for their loved one. Case managers must help families make difficult decisions across every stage of this disease. Often these decisions must balance the needs of the patient and the caregiver. This webinar will explore the common ethical issues that case managers face when treating the family suffering from dementia.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common ethical challenges that arise for caregivers of people with dementia.
  • Describe ethically-reasoned approaches for handling decisions that most commonly arise among family members who are caring for a loved one with dementia.
  • Evaluate a case that can be experienced as ethically troubling by the case manager.
Credit Information:

The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s). Activity code and Approval number will be awarded on your certificate of completion.

The Commission for Case Manager Certification 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

Disclosures:All planners and speakers have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:There is no commercial support for this activity. The planners and faculty have no relevant relationships to disclose.

Expiration date: 12/5/2022