R.I. Geriatric Education Center
presents programs for health care providers
KINGSTON, R.I. -- Jan. 12, 2001 --The Rhode Island Geriatric Education
Center will present a daylong workshop for health care providers of the
Ethics and Diversity in Geriatrics, Workshop V, will be held at Canonicus
Camp and Conference Center in Exeter, R.I. on Friday, Feb. 2, from
8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frederic Reamer, Ph.D., and Deoshore Haig, M.S.W., are
the guest speakers, along with an ethnogeriatrics panel. The registration
fee of $100 covers materials, continuing education units, lunch, parking
and refreshments. Group rates are available.
For more information, call the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center
at 874-5311 or visit its web site at www.uri.edu/outreach/rigec. Participants
may register on-line at http://rigec.thewisdomgroup.net or by calling the
URI Conference Office at 401-874-2170.
Reamer, a professor of social work at Rhode Island College, has numerous
publications and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally
on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and
liability. He also chaired the national task force that developed the code
of ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in
Haig, director of Haig & Associates Consulting Firm, is a consultant
and trainer throughout New England and nationally for human service and
health care organizations on cultural competency, minority issues, HIV/AIDS,
organizational development, and other health care issues. The instructional
format will include lectures, group discussions, case presentations, and
panel discussion. Continuing education credits have been approved for nursing,
nursing home administration, medicine, pharmacy and social work (diversity
and ethics). Other health care professionals are welcome to attend.
The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, located at the University
of Rhode Island, offers a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics
upon completion of Workshops I-V and Advanced Practice Seminars I and II.
These programs do not need to be taken in sequence.
The center is a consortium of the URI Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and
Human Science and Services, Rhode Island College School of Social Work,
Brown University School of Medicine, and Aging 2000. The mission of the
center is to improve knowledge and skills in geriatrics and gerontology
among health care providers to better meet the needs of the growing elderly
For Information: Judith Sweeney 401-874-5311, Dave Lavallee