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Cynthia Forrest and George West

 End-of-life Care: Education of the Interdisciplinary Team Recording
Presented by Rev. George L. West DMin BCC
and Cynthia Forrest PhD

90 minutes (1.5 CE hours)

$55/member; $95/nonmember
Item Number: WebR1204
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Price: $95.00
Many health care workers, such as physicians, nurses and chaplains, have difficulty in initiating difficult conversations regarding decision-making; especially at the end of life. The lack of these communications skills often result in delayed decisions, complicated cases and futile treatment.

This presentation is derived from a collaborative effort by social workers, nurses and chaplains who studied together to improve interdisciplinary communications and improve the quality of end-of-life care.

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our website. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience.

Learning Objectives

1. Obtain knowledge about the value of interdisciplinary education as it relates to end-of-life care.

2. Learn how to become a more effective member of the palliative care/hospice care team.

3. Gain insight into ways to facilitate difficult conversations.

Content level: basic/introduction


Rev. George L. West DMin BCC is the director of pastoral services and the clinical pastoral education (CPE) supervisor at AnMed Health, Anderson, SC. Previously, he served as an associate director of pastoral services and community outreach at the University of Pennsylvania Health Service. He is an ordained American Baptist Churches USA minister with a master of divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity, and a doctor of ministry, marriage and family, degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a board certified chaplain member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, a certified CPE supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, and an associate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Cynthia Forrest PhD is an assistant professor of social work at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. During her 19 years of direct practice experience, Forrest provided psychosocially-based services to individuals and families facing addictions, mental health, and health care - specifically with those facing life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Through her practice, she gained extensive experience in crisis intervention, loss and grief counseling, and program development and management. Now at Winthrop, she teaches courses in human behavior, group practice, introductory and advanced skills, and the Capstone course. In addition to teaching in the master and bachelor of social work programs, Forrest is responsible for administering two externally funded projects: The Interdisciplinary Educational Specialization in End-of-life Care and the Professional Certificate Program in End-of-life Care.