Certificate in Aging - Effective Social Work Practice with Older AdultsRegistration Closed
This module focuses on the impact effective social work practice with older adults. Particular attention will be given to discharge planning, ethical decision making, addressing ethical dilemmas, and interventions for addressing common ethical dilemmas. According to the CSWE (2015), “Practitioners in aging respect the worth, dignity, and integrity of all older people and advocate for their self-determination, access to services, and ethical application of technology”. Practitioners must be ethical when engaging in social work practice with aging adults. “To ensure ethical practice, they use self-reflection, self-regulation, and supervision, consultation, and lifelong learning to address how their attitudes and biases about aging and older adults may influence their personal and professional values and behaviors” (CSWE, 2015).