Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



CANCELLED: Facing DEATH: the FACTS won't KILL you! - myths and misconceptions

  • 16 Apr 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Resurrection Cemetery




Macomb County 

Facing DEATH: the FACTS won't KILL you! - myths and  misconceptions


  Derek Foster

Social work has an important role in the delivery of meaningful palliative, end of life and bereavement care. Some social workers are Hospice and palliative care social workers, working in services which specialize in this area of support. All social workers will encounter people who are experiencing loss, the end of life or bereavement. The aging of our population and the continued advancement of medicine will only intensify the need for end-of-life medical decision making and increase the need for appropriate social work involvement. Helping Social Workers explain and identify requirements needed for "end of life" planning and preparation is essential, especially when patients are near death, and at a highly emotional and chaotic state or not mobile. Social Workers provide guidance and information to those who are severely ill or facing imminent death. Our course provides the necessary information for Social Workers to assist their patients, answering questions and concerns surrounding cremation, ground burial, green burial, and other cemetery provisions, including support services such as Grief Counseling for surviving family members.

"The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Approved Provider Number: MICEC0071.

Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.

Location – Date - Time

Resurrection Cemetery

18201 Clinton River Rd

Clinton Twp, MI 48038

(Enter off of Clinton River Road and follow the lawn signs to the Chapel)

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductions and membership information

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Presentation

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Evaluations, Sign-out & Networking

 Seating is limited; please register online at

Guest Fee $10.00/Members Free

We will be having Elections for Board Members at this meeting. The following positions are open. Co-Chair – Needs to be a licensed Social Worker and Membership. Please contact  Karen Adair at if you are interested in being on the ballot.

“Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is dedicated to promoting the specialized field of Geriatric Social Work through the provision of professional development and educational programming.  We believe in supporting geriatric social workers through networking and in upholding the NASW Code of Ethics.”

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