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SWHPN Member Quarterly CE Webinar | Identify, Seek, and Own our Social Work Leadership Skills on Interprofessional Teams
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Webinars

Despite hospice and palliative care being characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to providing care, social workers have struggled to articulate their role to their colleagues and team members. Social workers can be found in leadership positions in almost all aspects of end-of-life care. Yet, many medical social workers have more difficulty than their medical counterparts to articulate their specific role. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more challenges for social workers in interdisciplinary teams, given that many social workers report feeling isolated from team members when using telehealth. Social work has struggled to define our leadership practice, which is compounded by a common trajectory of being promoted to leadership positions with little previous experience or training. Yet, leadership styles that support social work values are associated with increased engagement, productivity, trust, and job satisfaction; and decreased stress and burnout.

Using a workshop model, this symposium will be presented by Liz Anderson, DSW, LCSW, Cara L. Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C, and Stephanie Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, ACHP-SW, and will aid social workers to identify current tasks as leadership skills, how to seek or create leadership opportunities, and how to articulate social work leadership within interprofessional teams. This presentation will help social workers identify relevant current tasks as leadership skills, how to seek or create leadership opportunities, and how to articulate social work leadership within interprofessional teams.

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify current social work styles, principles, skills and tasks that demonstrate leadership skills
  • Create a plan for seeking new leadership skills and opportunities
  • Advocate for both their unique role on interprofessional teams and for potential opportunities for growth

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT

Cost: FREE for current SWHPN members | $25 for non-members | Register HERE

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN, #1716, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org,

through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/18/2020 – 7/18/2023.

Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

 About the Panelists:

  
Stephanie P. Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
Dr. Wladkowski is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work. Her main research interest has focused on live discharge from hospice, or when individuals stop receiving hospice care due to no longer meeting the eligibility requirements. Dr. Wladkowski has several years of clinical practice as a social worker in hospice and palliative care, which directly informs her research and teaching in health, aging, interprofessional education, and end-of-life care. She currently holds her independent clinical license in Michigan and Massachusetts. Dr. Wladkowski is currently a board member of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network and is a 2020 recipient of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program.

Cara L. Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
Dr. Wallace is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on issues related to end-of-life care within three related areas: (1) barriers to care; (2) quality of care; and (3) educating students, professionals, and the general population to face issues surrounding death, illness, loss and grief. She coordinates SLU's Interprofessional Gerontology Certificate program and teaches Values and Ethics and direct practice courses related to end-of-life, aging and healthcare. Dr. Wallace's research and teaching are informed by years of practice experience in hospice and hospital systems and she is the 2020 recipient of SWHPN’s Award for Excellence in Psychosocial Research. She serves on several local and national end-of-life/aging focused boards and was selected as a 2020 recipient of the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program.
Liz Anderson, DSW, LCSW

Dr. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Western Carolina University. A former hospice, palliative care and renal social worker with two decades of experience as a social worker has led her to a research agenda that is focused on how to best meet the emotional and supportive care needs of vulnerable patients and family members. Dr. Anderson is a 2018 Sojourns Scholar Award Recipient and the principal investigator in the research project, “Best Practices to Engage Family Members in Palliative Care for Rural Patients with Kidney Disease” and “Empathetic Goals of Care Conversations for Rural Patients with Kidney Disease via Telehealth.” Dr. Anderson is a board member for the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network and on the Executive Committee of the Coalition of Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. She uses social work theory and principles to guide questions related to communication skills and the end-of-life needs of rural patients and family members.

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