Elder caregivers face a host of ethical issues. How does one negotiate the conflicts that arise when one cares for another, or the 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
Wednesdays, April 10 to May 15, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $210 (six sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission; spouse for 50 percent. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For details, contact 410-516-8516.