Lecture on End-of-Life Care
Nov 02, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DAWN RUDE, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
LECTURE EXPLORES END-OF-LIFE CARE
Laurie Dahley, instructor/field coordinator for social work at Concordia College, will present a Centennial Scholars Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. The lecture, “Structured Life Review and its Impact on Family Communications at End of Life,” is free and open to the public.
The aging of the U.S. population adds emphasis to a call for change in end-of-life care. Dahley and co-inquirers Bethany Remboldt ’13, Bismarck, N.D., and Nicole Stulac ’13, Maple Grove, Minn., conducted structure life reviews (a specific technique employed by social workers) with older adults in the presence of their families. The group’s research explored the impact of a structured life review on family interactions and communication. They explored themes related to values, beliefs, emotional expression and living legacy. Suggestions for future practices in work with older adults are offered for consideration.
The Centennial Scholars Program began in 1983 with an emphasis on joint faculty and student scholarship.