Identifying the Psychosocial Needs of the Aging Population

August 3, 2021

This activity will provide guidance on the community resource system that is available for older adults and their families or loved ones. A goal will be to bridge the understanding of this system across team members to provide better care coordination and delivery to patients.

Additionally, this activity will provide guidance on educating patients and families on the components of advance directives and their role in goals of care discussions. There will be special emphasis on how to begin this conversation with individuals to help support their grasp on these important documents and whether they are the right choice for the patient.

This program will occur through Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at noon – 2 p.m. EST.

For questions or more information, contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.

Target Audience

Nurses

Social workers

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide a comprehensive discussion on available community resources that can support the care delivery system.
  2. Discuss resources that can impact and support all members of the healthcare team (including healthcare professionals and family caregivers).
  3. Provide guidance on educational tools available for healthcare professionals, older adults, families, etc.
  4. Examine the components of healthcare advance directives and how to disseminate to patients and families.
  5. Identify the role that advance directives and goals of care conversations have in care delivery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/12/2021
Course expires: 
10/04/2021
Event starts: 
08/03/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
08/03/2021 - 2:00pm

This activity will provide guidance on the community resource system that is available for older adults and their families or loved ones. A goal will be to bridge the understanding of this system across team members to provide better care coordination and delivery to patients.

Additionally, this activity will provide guidance on educating patients and families on the components of advance directives and their role in goals of care discussions. There will be special emphasis on how to begin this conversation with individuals to help support their grasp on these important documents and whether they are the right choice for the patient.

Teams meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Ronnie Edwards, MSW, LSW

Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Senior Services

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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