Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Term 1 | Boundaries & Ethics


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

Those who work in the mental health and other health sectors are drawn to this work for a myriad of reasons. Due to the complex nature of the work, staff may be hired from a wide range of backgrounds which can include a combination of training or experience or both. Coming from such diverse backgrounds means that when staff start working in the system they often have no common language or understanding of professional boundaries and ethics.

• Develop an understanding of significant ethics and boundaries concepts
• Identify the importance of professional values and ethics in human service practice
• Learn how to contextualise boundaries regardful of the uniqueness of the relationship
• Discuss ethical dilemmas and strategies and protocols that can be applied to reach safe conclusions

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Identify the importance of professional boundaries and safe practice in regard to ethical dilemmas
• Describe the problematic issues associated with boundary violations
• Make decisions that protect people’s rights while minimising the risks to the healthcare worker
• Use an ethical dilemma problem solving framework

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Professional and Personal Development


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