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Courageous Conversations

  • Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids 1806 Bridge Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Course Description:

Clinicians, including social workers bear the responsibility to help the medical patient explore treatment options and to help them formulate their preferences based upon a risk-benefit analysis and their own values whenever circumstances allow.  Unfortunately, many patients face medical decision making at a time they lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves.  In such cases, surrogates must step in to make decisions that they feel are the decisions the person would have made for themselves or, if this is unknown, are in the best interest of the patient.  Courageous Conversations facilitated by professionals help patients clarify their choice of surrogate and prepares that surrogate for decision-making on behalf of the patient through Advanced Care Planning, including Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney.

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CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids

Contact Information:
Jan Miller