A Whole New World

Kansas City, MO US
May 17, 2016

Social Work Practice and Ethics in the Challenging World of Transplant and Clinical Evaluations.



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Target Audience

  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe basic ethical and moral tenets of thought related to modern healthcare
  • Identify elements of organ donation and transplantation that are prone to conflict and challenges.
  • Discuss the future of organ donation and transplantation
  • Explain how the body creates pain
  • Describe ways to manage pain
  • List pain control techniques
  • Describe how to screen for depression
  • Identify the role of the social worker after the completion of a depression screening
  • Define depression and state treatment options
Program Agenda:
8:30am - 9:00am:Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm:Deep in the Trenches: The Ethical Implications of Donation and Transplantation
The Reverent Dane Sommer, D.Min, M.Div., BCC
Department of Spiritual Services; Children's Mercy Hospital
12:00pm - 1:00pm:Break
1:00pm - 2:00pm:Putting Your Patient in Control: How You Can Help Your Patient Manage Pain
Adriene Taylor, LCSW, LSCSW, CCH
The Center for Healing and Recovery
2:15pm - 4:15pm:Screening for and Managing Depression in Chronically Ill Patients
Kathryn Brewer, PhD, LPC, CCTP
The Center for Healing and Recovery; Two Rivers Behavior Health System
4:15pm - 4:30pm:Closing Remarks
CE Information:

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, 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. The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. 

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest policy. 

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.


The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patient, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live symposia and submit an online evaluation.  Participants will be able to download their certificate upon completion of the online evaluation.  Credits will be awarded based on sessions attended.

All funds raised through this activity will serve as a contribution to support NKF and chapter programs.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/17/2016 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
05/17/2016 - 4:30pm
The Heartland Kidney Network Office Conference Room
920 Main Street
Suite 801
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours


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