The Legal Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care for Behavioral Health Clinicians
Join us for a Live Webinar on October 28, 2022 from 1-3 pm EST
2 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians
This course goes in-depth into the legal role of the hospice and palliative care behavioral specialist. The behavioral health specialist plays a vital role in providing psychoeducation and assisting patients and their families regarding the legal paperwork that needs to be completed for end-of-life wishes and care. This course will focus on four core components of end-of-life care: Medical Power of Attorney (POA), Funeral Designation Form and Funeral planning, State Medicaid application process, and pre-placement procedures for State Nursing Home Placement.
Medical POA planning is imperative for end-of-life care to ensure that the patients' end-of-life wishes are followed. This course will instruct the learner on how to engage the client and their family in conversation regarding end-of-life medical wishes and how to complete legal POA paperwork. Funeral planning is also a core component for the hospice and palliative behavioral health care specialist to assess funeral arrangements and engage the client and family in funeral planning. A portion of hospice patients will need placement outside of their family home as their terminal illness progresses. This course will explain and explore the different placement options and how to complete pre-placement paperwork for State Nursing Homes. A portion of patients and families will have financial burdens, which makes applying for Medicaid imperative. This course will provide psychoeducation and an overview of the Medicaid eligibility criteria and instruct the learner on how to apply for State Medicaid.
- Explain the process of setting up and implementing Medical Power of Attorney for hospice patients.
- Explain the process of setting up and implementing Funeral Designation forms for hospice patients.
- Explain the nursing home pre-placement process and explain how to complete the required documentation.
- Discuss the requirements of mandated reporting regarding vulnerable adults.
2 Ethics CE hours for the Live Webinar
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- complete a post-test and course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
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Amy Mansfield, LMSW
Amy Mansfield, LMSW, is a licensed clinical therapist currently employed at Telebehavioral Health US. Amy uses a telehealth platform to clinically treat her clients for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and adjustment disorders. Amy treats a vast population of clientele that include children and families, teenagers, young adults, adults, and clients with chronic and terminal illnesses. Amy is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan and is a licensed telehealth clinical therapist in the State of Florida. Amy has over 14 years of clinical experience in the field of behavioral therapy and clinical social work. Amy has over 7 years of medical social experience in the field of hospice care. Amy has a diverse background of experience working with patients and their families in both the hospice inpatient setting and homecare. Amy has an extensive background and experience in trauma, grief and loss, end-of-life care, and clinical behavioral interventions. Amy is a compassionate clinician who continues to strive and continually grow in the field of behavioral health and social work.