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NYU Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program at SWHPN 2022

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Fellows and mentors of our Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care will be among the honorees and presenters at the 2022 Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network General Assembly which is taking place from April 24-26, 2022 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please see our full schedule of presentations below.

Join us in Congratulating our 2022 SWHPN Award Recipients:

  • John Cagle, PhD, MSW
    Zelda Foster Leadership Mentor
    PDIA Career Achievement Award Award
  • Delia Cortez, LCSW, LICSW, APHSW-C
    Zelda Foster Leadership Fellow
    Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
  • Abigail Nathanson, DSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACS
    Zelda Faculty, Leadership and MSW Mentor, and Post-Master’s Certificate Alum
    Excellence in Professional Education Award

Zelda Foster Studies Program Presentation Schedule

The following schedule is based on the SWHPN 2022 online presentation schedule, where you may find presentation descriptions, and is up-to-date as of April 21, 2022. Presenters who are affliliated with the Zelda Foster Studies Program are in bold type.

Monday, April 25, 2022

General Assembly Opening Plenary

  • Holding the Liminal Space: Balancing Uncertainty and Rejuvenation
    Troy Andersen, PhD, LCSW; Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, FNAP; Lisa Keefauver, MSW; Rachel Rusch, LCSW, MSW, MA; Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C

Session 1A: 30-Minute Session | 11:00-11:30 am

  • So That's What It's Called? Exploring Medical Maternalism and Relational Autonomy
    Chris Onderdonk, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C

Session 1B: 30-Minute Session | 11:40 am-12:10 pm

  • Making the (Business) Case for Palliative Social Work
    Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-CE, FNAP, FAOSW

Session 2: Symposia | 1:45-3:00 pm

  • Advance Care Planning: An Essential Component of Quality Person-Centered Care
    Christine Wilkins, LCSW, PhD
  • Talking to Children and Adolescents About their Conditions
    Arika Patneaude, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C; Allie Shukraft, MSW, MAT, APHSW-C
  • Where do we go from here? Improving Care Transitions following Decertification from Hospice
    Stephanie P. Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C; Cara L. Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C; Anna Wingo, MHA, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, C-SWHC & Kathryn W. Coccia, MM, MT-BC

Session 3A: 30-Minute Session | 3:10-3:40 pm

  • Identity Poetry: Using Poetry to Bridge the Pre- and Post-Transplant Identity Chasm with Patients
    Allie Shukraft, MSW, MAT, APHSW-C
  • The Buddy System: An intervention to relieve stress and promote resilience on a palliative care team during COVID-19
    Nancy McCool, LICSW, AHPSW-C, ACHP-SW
  • To not be missing forever, that seems important: Ethical, Clinical and Practical Aspects of reuniting patients and families
    Terry Altilio LCSW, APHSW-C
    ; Annie Schneider, LMSW

Session 3B: 30-Minute Session | 3:45-4:15 pm

  • Broadening the practice of empathy
    Abigail Latimer, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C; Vickie Leff, LCSW, APHSW-C
  • Perspectives on Social Justice among Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers: Voices from the Field
    John G. Cagle, MSW, PhD
    ; Rachel Brandon, MSW, LMSW

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

General Assembly Morning Plenary

  • Decolonizing Palliative & Hospice Social Work Practice: Unpacking the legacy of White supremacy and building new paradigms in education, clinical practice, research and beyond
    Arika Patneaude, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C; Eunju Lee, LCSW, APHSW-C, MSOD; Stephanie Broussard, LCSW-S, APHSW-C; Sharon Chung, LICSW, LCSW, APHSW-C; Autumn Blackdeer

Session 4: Symposia | 10:30-11:45 am

  • Primary Palliative Care: Expanding our Impact, and the Role of Social Work
    Jennifer Levi, LCSW, APHSW-C; Mari Matsumoto, LCSW
  • Virtual Reality, Hypnosis, and Palliative Care: Past, Present, and Future of Care
    Lauren King, LMSW, APHSW-C, BCH

Session 5: Symposia | 1:15-2:30 pm

  • Love (and Compassion Fatigue and Moral Distress) in the Time of Covid-19
    Jamie Newell, MSW, LCSW; Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW
  • Understanding the Ethical Landscape of COVID-19
    Lori Eckel, LCSW, APHSW-C
  • At the confluence of barriers to care: Collaboration between two novel palliative care teams.
    Michael A. Light, MSW, MPH, LICSW, LMP; Jennifer Christophel Lichti, MSW, LICSW, BCD
  • Navigating the Waters of Reimbursement for Advance Care Planning and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Role
    Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW/LCSW-APHSW-C; 
    Eric Nelson, MSW, LCSW

Session 6A: 30-Minute Session | 2:45-3:15 pm

  • Deepening the Conversation and Informing Action related to Inequity: Project review, design and risk.
    Terry Altilio, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW; Vickie Leff, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C

Session 6B: 30-Minute Session | 3:20-3:50 pm

  • Seeking inclusivity on the hospice and palliative care team: Exploring facilitators and barriers to interprofessional collaboration
    Kimberly Giamportone, PhD, MSW

Poster Presentations

Posters are displayed in an exhibit area throughout the conference and are formally presented and discussed during a dedicated Poster Walk Session on Monday, April 25, 2022.

  • Experiences of Oncology Clinicians Providing Care to Patients Without a Documented Immigration Status
    Sheila Langan, LMSW; Cathy Berkman, PhD, MSW
  • Exploring congruency of death location preferences versus expectations: Findings from a national sample of the US general public
    Sarah Clem, MSW; Peiyuan Zhang; John Cagle, PhD, MSW
  • Exploring interventions that support access to quality palliative care services for Spanish speaking limited English proficiency patients: A scoping review
    Carolyn Leavitt, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
  • Meaning-Centered Supervision: A Structured Self-Reflection Model to Reconnect with Personal and Professional Meaning in Palliative Care Work
    Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW
  • The Role of Palliative Care on the ECMO Service: A Review of Two Patients at Two Hospitals
    Jane O'Scannlain, MSW, LCSW, AHPSW-C; Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
  • What's Your Distress? Assessing Nursing Distress on a Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
    Christina Rothans, LCSW, APHSW-C