Odyssey: Ethical Issues for Elder Caregivers

The elder caregiver faces a host of ethical issues. How does one negotiate the conflicts that arise when one cares for another, or conflicts between what an individual chooses and what the law demands? This course explores some common ethical dilemmas, helping participants clarify the factors that go into making difficult decisions, on such topics as pain management, advance directives, terminal illness, artificial feeding, the withholding of treatment, decision making for individuals with dementia, the right of nursing home residents to quality of life regardless of their cognitive state, and the need of caregivers to maintain a healthy balance between self-care and care for others.

916.221.01 Homewood Campus Monday, Nov. 3 to Dec. 8 6 sessions Cost: $210

JHU faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50%.

Please note that you are unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.