SOCIAL WORKERS: ASSESSING INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM ADVANCED ILLNESS AND THEIR FAMILIES/CAREGIVERS WITHIN A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM DRIVEN BY MEASURABLE OUTCOMES
CHPCA Satellite – Thursday, September 19th 8:30 – 12:30
Using evidence informed research and interactive exercises; participants will advance their learning by;
- Exploring personal perceptions and assumptions and how to avoid pitfalls in our assessments
- Rediscovering the core dimensions of a quality SW/PC assessment and exploratory questioning through a case study
- Discussing assessment tools and their impact on clinical practice
Moderated by: Patrick Durivage & Zelda Freitas, Co-Chairs of the SWIG
Description: Assessment is a continual process that is crucial to team functioning and decision-making. Each member of an inter-professional team brings important aspects to holistic assessments of clients and their families/caregivers. This workshop will explore the important dimensions of social work assessments; (1) individual attitudes and values, (2) knowledge of core assessment dimensions, and (3) practice skills related to assessments in an end-of-life context. Social workers have a crucial role in optimizing decision making and in the quality of life of all parties involved.