When the Personal and Professional Collide: The Unspoken Influence of Our Selves in End-of-Life Care
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/100932
About the Course:
- Are we as professional and “objective” as we believe we are?
- Do we bring our ghosts to work?
- Are we ever exactly sure whose needs we are meeting?
- Do certain patients and families unconsciously “hook” us?
This concise article addresses the dovetailing of the personal and the professional and the subtle ways in which personal biases, life experiences and blind spots can influence our work in end-of-life care.
Health care practitioners in the fields of aging, oncology, palliative care, mental health, social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry and medicine.
1. Identify ways in which the personal and professional dovetail in end-of-life care.
2. Define current definition of countertransference.
3. Understand the ways in which identifying countertransference responses can improve care at the end of life.
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