Navigating the healthcare system can often be complicated and confusing to older adult, disa-bled and mental health populations. On Friday, March 23, 2018, Maria Miskovic, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, gave a presentation on Legal and Medical Decision Making at CenterPointe Hospital to an audience of 180 social workers, nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators and other healthcare professionals that addressed many of the complexities of decision making in healthcare.
Maria discussed the importance of safeguarding patients’ rights, using assessment tools to as-sist the healthcare professional in leading a person to help, and legal documents needed to pre-serve one’s preferences and engage the decision maker. Participants commented, “Maria’s ap-proach is truly client-centered and is always in the best interest of the client.”
Maria Miskovic is the founder of Care Choice Care Management, LLC in St. Louis where she leads a team of master’s level care managers and gerontologists who advocate on behalf of their clients’ needs and provide strategies to make informed decision about their care.
About CenterPointe Hospital:
CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents. The Changing Pointe at CenterPointe Hospital provides private addiction treatment for adults. Additional outpatient services are provided at five satellite loca-tions. For more information call CenterPointe Hospital at 800-345-5407 or visit www.CenterPointeHospital.com