A Clinicians Guide
to Ethical Issues



Those working with older adults and their families can face dilemmas in which decisions are not clear-cut and may lead to unexpected consequences.  Some of these dilemmas have ethical dimensions to them and professionals need to consider not only their personal values but also their professional ethical standards in making decisions.

Learning objectives:
By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able:

  • To identify the kinds of ethical dilemmas common in interacting with older adults and their families.
  • To describe the ethical theories as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
  • To compare and contrast the professional standards of various licensed professions(Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Long Term Care Administration).
  • To identify issues for each participant to consider as he/she develops a personal framework for making ethical decisions in everyday work with older clients.

About the Presenter:

Paula works part time at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging as an Outreach & Education Specialist. As such, she has presented over 875 workshops in the last decade.  Paula holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University and a License in Social Work in the State of Ohio. She is a PAC Approved Trainer under Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach Certification. She is developer of the “Aging In Ohio” course which is required of many professionals who work with older adults.  In addition, she is one two developers of the “Fundamentals of Guardianship” course sponsored by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College.

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 A Clinicians Guide to Ethical Issues
in Working with Older/Disabled Adults and their Families

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (PM Session)
Presenter: Paula Taliferro, MGS, LSW, from COAAA
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Cost $45.00 / 3 CEUs for
Counselors and Social Workers

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