Ethics and Technology: Protect Your Clients and Avoid Litigation by Frederic Reamer
- Extensive Ethics Case Examples
- Social Network Boundary Issues
- Electronic Documentation Challenges
- Crossing Licensing Jurisdictions
- E-Therapy Limitations
You help people – it’s what you do as a behavioral health professional and your practice is about relationships.
But, you are now facing unprecedented ethical challenges in this digital age.
Technology forces you to:
- Rethink the way you deliver services
- Communicate with clients
- Access and store sensitive information
You need information to meet licensure requirements to insure that your client’s rights are protected and to help you practice within complex legal expectations.
Your practice can thrive or fail depending on your decisions and knowledge, especially in ethical issues.
This intense workshop will address these emerging issues, along with a wide range of enduring complex ethical challenges in behavioral health. Through extensive use of case material, Dr. Reamer will move far beyond introductory ethics concepts to investigate ethical dilemmas and challenges related to technology and relationships. Ample opportunity will be provided for audience participation.
ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE DIGITAL AGE: THE ANATOMY OF ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PRESENTATION OF DIFFICULT CASES
- Communicating with clients using technology
- Managing and storing electronic information
- Delivering services using technology
COMMON ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
- Managing online social networks: Boundary challenges
- Using online search engines: Challenging privacy issues
- Clients’ access to practitioner’s electronic records: Documentation challenges
- Providing services across licensing jurisdictions: Legal risks
- Counseling clients you never meet in person: Ethical implications
RISK-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO PROTECT CLIENTS, PREVENT ETHICS COMPLAINTS AND LITIGATION
- The relationship between standards of care and ethical standards
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES
- Decision-making protocols in the digital age
- Codes of ethics
- Ethics literature
- Ethics committees
- Relevant regulations, statutes, and case law
- Professional practice standards: Standard and digital
More information about Medical:
Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.