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Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence

Title: Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence            

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse and Social Worker

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

Payment Options:

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Length: 2.0 hours
Description: This course provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess, identify issues, determine interventions, and plan care related to domestic abuse and violence.  Basic issues related to domestic violence will be addressed including information specific to hospice populations including the elderly and patients at the end of life.


  • List three family members who may be affected by domestic violence and abuse
  • Define domestic violence and distinguish between domestic violence, domestic abuse and elder abuse
  • Assess and identify physical and behavioral indicators of domestic violence and abuse
  • Discuss physical, sexual, emotional and financial indicators specific to elder abuse and neglect
  • Explain interventions to help those at the end of life and others affected by domestic violence, domestic abuse and elder abuse
  • List 4 resources in your community that can assist those affected by domestic violence, domestic abuse and elder abuse
Subject Matter Expert:

Karen Lo, MS, BA, RN

Karen Lo is the Director of Organizational Learning at Empath Health. Karen specializes in hospice education and training, curriculum design, instructional design and development and e-learning.  Karen has over 30 years’ experience in hospice and palliative care. She lovingly cared for patients at the bedside for many years. That experience formed the backbone of her passion for teaching others, and she has spent the last 18 years at Empath Health in education and training, writing curriculum, teaching and presenting at a state and national level. 

She is a primary author of textbook chapters, ELNEC modules and numerous articles, presentations, hospice and palliative care curriculum and online courses and grant-based programs including Caregiving at Life's End, the NIH Hospice Train-the-Trainer Program, Hospice Interdisciplinary Clinical Competencies, the Hospice in the Nursing Facility Program and the Senior Companion Program.

Karen is the charismatic visionary that holds the Institute together with her mentoring, strength and wisdom. Her enthusiasm for education, constant encouragement and endless supply of positivity inspire the team to create the very best products and courses.

Susan Bruno, MSW, LCSW SW
Susan M. Bruno is the Director of Business Development at Empath Health. Susan has worked in the hospice industry since 1982 beginning as a hospice social worker and then a program director at Empath Health, one of the largest community based, not-for-profits in the country. She then had the opportunity to work in two other large hospice programs serving in various capacities such as Development Director (starting new hospice programs), Corporate Director of Psychosocial Services, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  In 2001, she returned to Empath Health in the education and training Institute (Empath Health) as the Director of Business Development, working to improve end-of-life care throughout the country.

Susan has presented extensively over the past 30 years at the state and national level on program development, admission strategies, access to care, clinical excellence in end-of-life care and caregiver outreach.  In 2008-09 she toured the country, along with representatives of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS), training the hospice industry on the new Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation. She served on the National Hospice Organization’s Standards committee and was a contributing author to the NHO Standards of a Hospice Program and NHO Pathway for Patients and Families Facing Terminal Illness.  She has been a contributing writer and author of several articles and handbooks.


Planners: Karen Lo, MS, BA, RN, Carol Johnston, RN, BA and Susan Bruno, MSW, LCSW have no relevant financial relationships to disclose     

Subject Matter Experts:  Karen Lo, MS, BA, RN and Susan Bruno, MSW, LCSW SW have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours: Nurse: 2.0 Contact Hours
Social Work: 2.0 Contact Hours
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info:

This activity is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with Empath Health.

Empath Health, ACE Provider #1256, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Empath Health maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: January 28, 2014 through January 28, 2017. 

Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 Clinical continuing education clock hours.” 

Contact hours provided via Empath Health’s CE Broker Provider #50-1994 for nurses, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. 

Release Date:


Review Date: 04/26/2017

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