Values-Based Decision-Making for Caregivers: How to Negotiate Family Dynamics
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How to Negotiate Family Dynamics
Decision-making in families providing care for an older person can be fraught with tensions, often stemming from differing values of family members, as well as old feelings that can re-emerge in a caregiving situation. This webinar will present a model and tools for identifying one’s own values, and those of others, so that decision-making processes can run more smoothly and with greater understanding of the diversity of views in a family. This can be between an older parent and their adult child(ren) providing care and support, or among siblings.
- Identify the factors that can interrupt effective and healthy decision-making in families.
- Present the Hall-Tonna model of values.
- Provide tools for identifying one’s own values, and those of others, so that more conscious conversation and decision-making can occur in caregiving situations.
Speaker: Mary McCall, Ph.D.
Mary McCall is from Oakland, California, and earned her doctorate in Human Development and Aging from the University of California, San Francisco. She was a Professor of Psychology for over 25 years at St. Mary’s College, and is a faculty of Fielding Graduate University. She is currently a Visiting Professor in Social and Health Sciences at Jönköping University in Jönköping, Sweden. Her work has focused on services for low-income elders, the role of cultural values in social policies for older persons in different countries, and how values impact family decision-making in caregiving situations.
This is a free webinar. Start and end times listed are for Pacific Time zone.