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MN Ethics and End of Life 2-1-2018
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When: Thursday, February 1, 2018
9AM to 12PM
Where: Children's Home Society
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55108
United States
Presenter: Mary Carlsen, MSW, LISW
Contact: NASW MN

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Ethics and End of Life


Thursday, February 1, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Children’s Home Society


Mary S. Carlsen, MSW, LISW Professor of Social Work, St Olaf College



This workshop will present ethical and policy issues in advance care planning, including the proposed Minnesota End of Life Options Act. It will cover the tools and strategies available in Minnesota for end of life planning. Participants will have opportunity to consider the process of ethical decision-making in both professional and personal advance care planning scenarios.



Learning Outcomes

1.      Articulate the ethical issues for social workers in advance care planning

2.      Understand the range of advance care planning tools available in Minnesota

3.      Understand the current state of medical aid in dying legislation in Minnesota and the US

4.      Describe the relationship between the NASW Code of Ethics, the issues raised by aid in dying legislation, and findings from social work literature

5.      Apply a model for ethical decision-making with clients (and perhaps even friends and family)




Mary Carlsen is a professor of social work and family studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she teaches ethics, social policy, family relationships, and social welfare history.  She received her B.A. in social work from St. Olaf College in 1979, and her M.S.W. from the University of Washington. She worked in health care social work for about 30 years, including acute care, hospice, nursing home, and home care settings. For several years, she served the profession on the Ethics Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is currently a community member of the Northfield Hospital and Clinics Medical Ethics Committee and is a trained First Steps in Advance Care Planning facilitator with Honoring Choices Minnesota. Her areas of research include international social work and end-of-life care.



Check-In or Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am  




Special Ethics Topic(Early Bird/ Regular)** 


NASW Regular Member: $55 / $65


NASW BSW Member:$45 / $55


NASW Student/ Retired/ Unemployed Member:$40 / $50


Non-Member: $75 / $85


Non-Member Retired/ Unemployed: $65 / $75


**Walk-in prices subject to change



Early bird prices end 1/25/2018





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