Family Conflict in Aging: Planning for the End of Life

UW Continuing Studies

Family Conflict in Aging: Planning for the End of Life

Healthcare professionals, learn how to use a palliative care approach to explore sources of family conflict and approaches to navigating and mediating in end-of-life planning and decisions. As the end of life approaches, the older individual’s independence and self-esteem may be replaced by dependency, demoralization, and concerns about being a burden. Family conflict is common, heightened by anticipatory grief, uncertainty, and the work of caregiving. Families play a crucial role in supporting, planning, and decision-making for older individuals approaching the end of life.

At a glance

What: Family Conflict in Aging: Planning for the End of Life
When: Wed, Apr 5, 9am-3pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Cost: $145
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)


Beth Fahlberg, PHD
Kate Ford Roberts

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For additional information, contact Beth Fahlberg, PHD: 608-890-3628

Meet your instructor

Beth Fahlberg (PhD, RN, CHPN, AGPCNP-BC) directs aging and supportive & palliative care programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Her healthcare expertise includes aging and chronic, advanced, and serious illness, emphasizing individual and family-centered care, communication, shared decision-making, and advocacy. A former Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing, her programs build on her teaching expertise and her clinical experience, incorporating engaging discussions, case studies and practical strategies to address the challenges faced in clinical practice.


This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.