November 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – November 19, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
9 Pine St
New York, NY 10005
Trelan Holder


Price: $120 + $5.37 (includes GoToTraining/PayPal Surcharge)

About This NYSED Social Work Board Approved In-Person Workshop/Live-Interactive Webinar (4-CEUs)

You can participate in this training In-Person or via Live-Interactive Webinar (for those working remotely). Our Live Webinars are Approved by the NYSED Social Work Board as Face-to-Face contact hours because the sessions occur in real-time. This is a 2-Day Training, Thursday, November 15th and Monday,  November 19th: 12:30pm to 2:30pm on both days. Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon completing both sessions.

When Death The Unspoken Speaks—Bioethical Issues and End-of-Life Decisions explores two different approaches to medical ethics—one based on the application of ethical principles to individual cases, the other based on case-by-case analysis. Practitioners will consider how we can use medical ethics in the formulation of health policy. Moreover, attention will be given to the following: the role of social workers as mediators when there is a difference of opinion between doctor and patient; and ways to support and facilitate patient self-determination.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Health according to the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Review the origins of Bioethics
  • Identify the emergent issues of Bioethics
  • Identify the philosophical and health management issues facing End- of-Life care
  • Identify and consider the proverbial questions and challenges presented by medical innovations
  • Consider the ethical challenges
  • Identify and define four (4) key principles of medical ethics (patient autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, distributive justice).
  • Identify the seven (7) Stages of Bioethics Mediation (Assessment and preparation, Beginning the Mediation, Presenting and Refining the Medical Facts, Gathering Information, Problem-solving, Resolution, Follow-up).
  • Consider the role of social workers as mediators in the healthcare setting.

About The Instructor

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.


This workshop is open to Licensed Professionals

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Information

4 continuing education hours are available