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Ethics for Social Workers Program Set

March 7, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

In honor of Social Work Appreciation Month, Bethany College, Kepner Funeral Homes and Altenheim Resource and Referral Center are sponsoring a free continuing education ethics program for West Virginia social workers on Wednesday, March 27. The program is approved for three continuing education units offered through Bethany College.

The workshop will be held at the First Christian Church fellowship hall on National Road in Wheeling. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a lunch provided by Kepner Funeral Homes. The workshop runs from 1-4:15 p.m.

James Keresztury, social work consultant for West Virginia Center for End of Life Care, will present the program, "Ethics in End of Life Care." The workshop will explore the ethical challenges that impact the practice of social work in end of life care. Topics that will be covered include advance care planning and the new West Virginia e-registry, conducting an ethics consultation, physician assisted suicide, ethical decision-making and other issues that impact care for West Virginians facing the end of life.

Keresztury has presented across the United States and has been published in several professional journals. He is associate director within the Cancer Prevention and Control Department at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center where he directs the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the WVU Division of Social Work and teaches health-related undergraduate and graduate courses.

Seating is limited and advanced registration is required by calling Altenheim Resource and Referral Center at 304-243-0996 by Thursday, March 21.

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