Advisement Themes and Personal Perspectives in End-of-Life Decision-Making

Live Interactive Webinar  
Instructor: Mary Carmody, RN, LCSW
Level: Intermediate  
CEs: 1.5 
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers working in palliative care.
Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction: Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use group discussions. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion. Login information will be emailed to all program participants in advance of the start of the program.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

This course will focus on an exploration of personal attitudes and values in end of life decision-making. This discussion is intended to help students understand how personal values, cultural and religious issues influence clinical care. In addition, the class discussion will examine the major themes that have emerged from the advisement process, sharing commonalities and enhancing mutual learning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe personal values, attitudes and perspectives in end of life decision-making andend of life care and how this influences practice
  2. Identify the major themes of 12 sessions of advisement sharing commonalities, learningneeds and areas of personal growth
  3. Describe challenges for social workers working during COVID-19


  • 11 - 11:15 a.m. ET: Discussion of workplace/organizational values toward EOL care
  • 11:15 - 11:30 a.m. ET: Discussion of personal religious and cultural values in end of life care
  • 11:30 - 11:45 a.m. ET: Identify and discuss team values for EOL care
  • 11:45 a.m. - noon ET: Identify and discuss how differing values are handled
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m. ET: Discussion of social work role and issues raised by working in the COVID-19 environment 
Mary Carmody smiles at the camera while standing in a crosswalk. A yellow cab is pictured behind.

Mary Carmody, RN, LCSW

Professional Education Instructor
Mary Carmody, RN, LCSW recently retired as the Director of Care Management and Social Work at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation…
Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in a Zoom meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?
Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.