Calendar & Registration

Event: Using Assessment to Prioritize Social Work Services Teleconference

June 19, 2019
10am-11:30am CT

Debra Parker Oliver, Professor

Debra Parker Oliver is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri. She has a Masters of Social Work and PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri. Prior to getting her PhD she was the founder of Hands of Hope Hospice in St Joseph Missouri as well as service as a Hospice Director in two additional hospices years for a total of more than 20 years.  Debbie is a former President of the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association and a founding member and former Chair of the Missouri End of Life Coalition. After getting her doctorate she continued her commitment to the improvement of hospice care through research. She has more than 170 peer -reviewed articles, several book chapters, and a research text book related to end of life and hospice care. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the NIH funded ACCESS intervention study, seeking to empower hospice caregivers as they participate in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings through web conferencing and provide education and support through online support groups. She is also the Co-Investigator on a second NIH funded intervention study using technology to teach hospice caregivers to use problem solving strategies to cope with caregiving concerns.  Last fall she published her memoir of her experience caring for her husband David, Legacies From the Living Room: A Love-Grief Equation.

Learners will:

  • Describe hospice and palliative social workers’ role in supporting family caregivers.
  • List five (5) or more recommended components of a family caregiver-inclusive social work assessment.
  • Discuss strategies to incorporate validated assessment tools into social work with family caregivers in hospice and palliative care.
  • List three (3) or more evidence-based interventions to support family caregivers in hospice and palliative care.
  • Discuss opportunities to evaluate the effectiveness of social work services provided to family caregivers in hospice and palliative care.
  • Discuss how assessment and intervention plans can assist in prioritizing social work visits

The price for this Teleconference is $80.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members.
Late fee applied after June 11, 2019.
Please use your Federal Medicare ID for your membership number.
No refunds but substitutions are welcome.
There will be a $10 fee for Nurses or Social Worker CE’s.
Please use your Federal Medicare Number for your membership ID number.
Registrants will receive the website link and call in information after registering.
Price is based on the use of one line per hospice.  For additional lines contact the MHPCA office or register as a separate registration.
This is an intermediate level course.
This teleconference will be recorded. If you are not able to attend on the day of the teleconference, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording.

This program provides 1.5 MO Nursing Contact Hours. This program provides 1.5 Social Worker Hours. All Social Workers must complete a post test and return to MHPCA via fax (573-635-0659) or email to to receive SW CE hours. Participants from Missouri interested in credit hours should indicate on the sign in sheet from each hospice their desire to receive credit hours.  There will be an additional $10.00 per person for contact hours.  Please make checks payable to MHPCA (P.O. Box 105318, Jefferson City, MO 65110) with a copy of your sign in sheet to receive credit for participants.  All participants wanting CE credits must sign the sign in/sign out sheet, fill out an evaluation, complete a post test (Social Worker’s only) and return to MHPCA at the end of the Live Interactive Teleconference via fax (573-635-0659) or email to The certificate will be generated and sent to the contact on the sign in/out sheet via email with in 5 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact crystal at

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

“Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive __1.5__ continuing education clock hours.”

Registration is closed for this event.