Jun 10, 2013
Social Work Department to Co-Sponsor Workshop Centered Around Dementia
PHOTO: Dr. Mercedes Bern-Klug
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Advance care planning for persons with dementia will be the focus of a continuing education ethics workshop for social workers and other helping professionals from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in the Saint Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work at Briar Cliff University and the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa (UI), the ethics workshop will be led by Mercedes Bern-Klug, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Aging Studies Program at UI.
Designed to assist professionals in helping individuals and families who are facing medical decisions for persons with dementia, the training also will address the Iowa Rules of Conduct for Social Workers and the NASW Code of Ethics.
Those interested can download the registration form. The early registration deadline is July 22, 2013.
Dr. Bern-Klug specializes in social work with older adults and family members and is the editor of “Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: The Social Work Role.” Dr. Bern-Klug is a regular presenter at the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America and a reviewer for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and the Journal of Social Work in End of Life and Palliative Care.She is involved in community work for advance care planning and was an Alzheimer support group leader for 12 years.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service.