Event Date: Dec 13, 2018
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This webinar attempts to identify the areas of "moral stress" and distress that often confront those who care for the fragile. Its focus is the care of persons with disorders of memory, especially dementia. In this introductory presentation the nation of ethical dilemmas, and the resulting distress, are identified. Their history is tracked and practical examples on caring where they arise are presented. The hope is this first webinar will provide both a greater awareness of the nature of ethical dilemmas confronting professional caregivers and further discussions in which they can be named and then addressed.
This integrated KTE webinar event is for members of the Alzheimer Society Federation and is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Information, Support Services and Education Federation Operating Group of the Alzheimer Society of Canada
Dr. Tom Koch, Gerontologist and Ethicist
Tom Koch is gerontologist and ethicist working in chronic and palliative care. A professor of medical geography at The University of British Columbia, he holds a multidisciplinary PhD qualifying in medicine, ethics philosophy, and geography. More to the point of this webinar, he wrote the first books on eldercare from the perspective of the caregiver and has worked with hundreds of patients, patient families, and care providers since their publication 1990's. He currently serves as a consultant in ethics and gerontology at Alton Medical Centre in Toronto and writes frequently on issues of care for both academic journals and newspapers.