Addressing Inequity in Serious Illness Care:
Cultural Competence & the Social Work Code of Ethics
November 12, 2021
via Zoom
A Lunchtime Training from 12 PM to 1:30
with Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C, FGSA
NASW/CT is honored to have Dr. Karen Bullock join us on November 12 to offer this essential, insightful presentation. You may remember Dr. Bullock from her time spent in Connecticut as a tenured faculty member at the UCONN School of Social Work and as Vice President and then President of the NASW Chapter Board. Her appointments during her time in Connecticut included those at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging, Hartford Hospital, and the Institute of Living Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Services. Presently the Head of the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University, Dr. Bullock is a leading force in advancing social work practice, education, and training in gerontology, mental health, and care at end of life. She is in demand as a speaker both nationally and internationally and we are pleased to welcome her back to our “table” this November. Join us on the 12th during the lunch hour to say hello and participate in this valuable discussion on addressing inequalities in serious illness care.

Racial inequities have become central in the national conversation about serious illness care during Covid-19. Moreover, the constant exposure to the indelible reality of health disparities across racial groups amplifies the need for cultural competence in social work practice with seriously ill patients and clients. Fortunately, during the 2020 NASW Delegate Assembly, cultural competence was deemed to be a critically important Social Work standard of practice and thus, returned to our Code of Ethics. This presentation will focus on the importance of applying the NASW Code of Ethics to address racial inequities in serious illness care with individuals, families and communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded from equitable access to systems of care. Discussion will identify health inequities in systems of care, ways in which racism affects healthcare outcomes, and offer frameworks for advancing anti-racist practices.

Approved for 1.5 Cultural Competence CECs by NASW/CT

$25 NASW Members; $40 for Yet to be Members
No refunds issued after November 10th
Upon registration you will be sent a link to the ZOOM meeting
CE Certificates sent upon completion of the workshop and submission of Evaluation