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Exploring Exceptionalism in Social Work Series: IDT Involvement & Advocacy for the Highest Level of Care
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: Workshop

(60-minute webinar – available live or on-demand)
Thursday, February 15, 2024
3:00 PM Eastern

Counseling, support, and advocacy: for social workers, the most important of these roles is advocacy. In today’s hospice environment, a considerable amount of work is done through interdisciplinary meetings and teamwork. Join this informative webinar to learn how advocacy and interdisciplinary work dovetail.

 AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Distinguish between interdisciplinary care and the weaknesses of the common and ineffective multidisciplinary model
  • Explore how regulations both require and interfere with the IDT model
  • Detail the critical role of the social worker as team leader around psycho-social goals, plans, obstacles, and high-risk dynamics
  • Explain three important skills social workers should possess as members of the IDT, both inside and out of team meetings
  • Describe the essential role of social workers as patient/family advocates as members of the IDT and within their communities
  • Explore two potential pitfalls of advocating for patient/family wishes/needs and explain ways to skillfully stay on course

WEBINAR DETAILS: Advocacy is a significant part of the social worker’s job. In the hospice world, much of that work happens either during IDT meetings or directly through interdisciplinary teamwork. This webinar will look closely at the role of the social worker as an active, skilled, and assertive member of the interdisciplinary team, including their critical role as patient/family advocate. Join us to learn more about the important role of social workers as hospice, grief/loss, and end-of-life care advocates.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: Hospice

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This session will benefit social workers, those who work alongside social workers, and members of the management and leadership teams.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Self-assessment exercise – IDT and advocacy
  • Organization-assessment exercise – advocacy
  • IDG team meeting social worker techniques and guide
  • Advocacy guide
  • Additional resource list for key topics, including additional lecture notes
  • Training log
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

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Compliance for the Hospice Medical Director, NP, PA & IDT originally presented on Wednesday, February 14, 2024; recording available

Overcoming the Top 5 Obstacles to Exceptional IDT Care  on Thursday, December 5, 2024 

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2024 Exploring Exceptionalism in Bereavement Care & Services Series

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

MEET THE PRESENTER:  Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C

Over 40 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then, he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education.  Gary holds Master’s Degrees in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is the recipient of the national social work organization Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.

Gary is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations. He is the past Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization.

REGISTRATION FEES:     Members- $159          Non-members- $229

Your registration is for one connection only. Additional logins will be charged accordingly. There are no cancellations or refunds.

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