To Refer or Not to Refer, That is the Question: Parts 1 and 2

Type: Webinars | Location: , - []
07/25/2017 - 12:00pm
08/29/2017 - 11:00am

Referral is an important process whenever the client or patients’ needs exceed the professionals’ skills or scope of practice. Lack of referral when indications are clear may result in harm to the patient/client and legal and ethical complications for professionals. In this 2-part webinar, we will discuss the context and circumstances of 4 cases (2 involving infants and 2 involving mothers) that include ambivalent indications related to the need for lactation professionals to refer the family to other professionals. Further, we will provide support for professionals to build their own heuristics to better deal with ambivalent circumstances.

Part 1: Case Studies with Ambiguous Indications for Referral: Infants (1 hour)

Part 2: Case Studies with Ambiguous Indications for Referral :Mothers (1 hour)


At the end of the sessions, attendees will be able to:

1. List at least 2 ethical concerns related to referrals for lactation professionals
2. Differentiate between ambiguous and clear indicators for referral for lactation-related concerns
3. List at least 2 considerations for individual lactation professionals when making referrals to other professionals

Contact Info
UC Davis Human Lactation Center
1 530-754-5364
Other credits: 
For each part: Nurses (CA BRN) – 1.0 Contact Hours Lactation Consultants (IBLCE) – 0.5 E-CERPs and 0.5 L-CERPs Dietitians (CDR) – Continuing Education Hours are applicable to Registered Dietitians as part of their Professional Development Portfolio.
$ 35
Institutional Affiliation: 
UCDavis Human Lactation Center

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