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There is No Easy Way to Say Goodbye: End of Life Care For Social Workers and Other Care Providers

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February 18, 2011
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Purpose: This course provides social workers, and other health professionals, ways to enhance their skills to maximize their effectiveness in pain and symptom management and to address the critical palliative care needs facing patients and their families.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
? Discuss the critical advocacy role of social work in pain management and palliative care for patients and their families, with special attention to the impact of culture and the care of older adults.
? Link the domains of quality end-of-life care to social work practice
? Identify multiple biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment tools and interventions appropriate for social work use in palliative care
Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Professional Counselors and Interested Others
$50 for non members; No fee for AHEC members

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 3 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work

Counselors: This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others: This program is approved for 0.3 CEUs ( 3 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

To register for this class, please visit our website at You may also call or email Tiffany Pierce at

Self Regional Healthcare System - Nisbet Auditorium
1325 Spring Street
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
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Tiffany Pierce