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Ethics 2.0: When Clinical Goes Digital

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain how a practical model for ethical decision-making informs the clinical practice setting.
  2. Articulate the legal and ethical codes that relate to utilizing technology while providing mental health services.
  3. Establish ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality and obtain informed consent when utilizing distance mental health services.
  4. Consider cultural differences when using technology and articulate how this may inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  5. Establish clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship when interreacting with clients via technology.

Outline

Nothing as Practical as a Good Theory

  • How theories of ethical decision-making inform practice
  • What’s your ethical theory? (And yes, you do have one)
  • Consequentialism, Deontology, and other theories
Understanding Ethical Decision Making
  • Models of ethical decision-making
  • The pre-critical process of decision-making
  • Values, morals, laws, and other “cousins” of ethics
Identify Contemporary Challenges
  • Technology
  • How the codes written for paper records apply to electronic records
  • Digital communication
  • Distance therapy
  • Professional guidelines and positions papers
  • Skype anyone?
  • Social media
  • Internet
  • Website content and structure
  • When and if to blog
  • Navigating consumer review sites
Informed Consent
  • What information should be included?
  • How much information is enough?
  • Updated content for your Informed Consent Form
  • Case examples
  • “I know what I signed-but that’s not what I understand”
  • “And now my insurance won’t pay”
Clincial Completence
  • Boundaries of competence
  • Understanding emotional competence
  • Addressing cultural competence
  • Supervision vs. consultation
  • Case examples
  • “Re-specializing”
  • “When you can’t refer”
Confidentiality
  • Online disclosures
  • ICD-10, HIPAA, and communicating with third party payers
  • Encryption, storage, and the cloud
  • Case examples
  • “Confidentiality online”
  • “Alternate forms of communication”
Multiple Relationships
  • What kind of online relationship is really a “relationship”?
  • Managing beneficial multiple relationships
  • Gifts, bartering, and social contact
  • Case examples
  • “One of 5,000 friends”
  • “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”
Put it all Together
  • Anticipating future ethical challenges
  • Using a decision-making model that will work in the future
  • Understanding the role of ethics in quality client care

Copyright : 08/24/2018