The Right Choice: Empowering & Evaluating Client Decision-Making

March 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Location

1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Office of Professional Education (SWOPE)
Email:

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; CEUs AVAILABLE for $40; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE; REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

DESCRIPTION

Although professionals know that patients must be empowered to make informed decisions about healthcare options, there is no readily available standard for assessing decision-making capacity. This workshop will present a protocol for conducting capacity assessment and offer a template for structuring patient choices about end-of-life care. Finally, it will review New York State’s well developed MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) paradigm and conclude by showing how to improve upon it by using the newly created MOELI (Medical Orders for End-of-Life Intervention).

PRESENTER

Richard B. (Dick) Stuart is a psychologist with more than 50 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience, including decades of service on hospital ethics committees. Reflecting his long experience of helping hundreds of patients successfully orchestrate their end-of-life care, he recently created the site www.6stepslivingwill.org. Dr. Stuart received an MSW and a DSW from the Columbia School of Social Work. He has authored more than a hundred papers and several books on topics ranging from ethics and behavioral self-management to the treatment of domestic violence.

Event Materials

  1. Hand Out for Lecture (PDF: 14 pages)
  2. Standardizing Protection of Patients’ Rights (PDF: 10 pages)
  3. Protocol for the Assessment of Patient Capacity to Make End-of-Life Treatment Decisions (PDF: 4 pages)
  4. 6-Steps website

For more information and to register for the event, please click here. 2.0 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers for fee of $40. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email swope@columbia.edu. This event is available on livestream and is also open to the public (members of public attend for free).

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION

About ten minutes before the event, go to this link:

https://livestream.com/accounts/3727021/events/8107794

All registrants will receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.

Notes:

  1. Do not open the link in more than one window or you will hear an echo.
  2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up.
  3. Type your questions for the speakers into the chat.
  4. Ethernet is more reliable than wifi.

Questions on Livestream?

Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you on livestream on Monday, March 12.