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Ethics and Boundaries: Palliative Care and Hospice/End of Life

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • West Bend, Wis.

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Workshop Description

The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially challenging for human service professionals who provide services in Hospice and Palliative Care Programs. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of these services and will provide a framework for ethical decision-making.

The program objectives include:

  • Identify ethical issues present in end-of-life care and in-home services.
  • Learn models for the ethical decision making process.
  • Understand the complicated nature of professional boundaries, especially while providing in-home services to clients.
  • Identify risks that may affect professional liability.
  • Identify policies, procedures and protocols that are necessary to address the ethical and boundary concerns.

Participants will learn:

  • New ways to address boundary issues
  • How to avoid the potential for dual-relationships
  • About the importance of using the NASW ethics audit in programs that cover both client services and personnel management
  • Ethical decision-making processes and best practice models to identify and address complicated scenarios within hospice and palliative care programs


Jeanne Wagner, LCSW ACSW, is a clinical associate professor at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee. Wagner is a senior management level licensed clinical social worker with 27 years of experience in child welfare, adoptions, substance abuse, mental health, and professional training. She has administrative and teaching experience in higher education and believes in strong leadership abilities with proven results in the development of effective, committed, and successful staff. Wagner has an excellent track record of program development in a variety of human service areas with exceptional results in performance based contracting and outcome goals. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of various training curriculums, as well as involvement with the media, public speaking, and extensive court testimony.


Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
The Columbian
3245 Lighthouse Ln
West Bend, WI


The fee for this program is  $88, and it includes instruction, refreshments and a certificate for 4.5 continuing education hours (CEHs)/0.4 continuing education units (CEUs).


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Participants in this workshop will earn 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs.  In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

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