Working in health and community services can involve complex and challenging personal and professional situations. This workshop explores the complicated notions around ethical practice in relation to recognition of ethical dilemmas and responding safely to same. It will also delve into the multifaceted world of professional boundaries guiding contemporary practice in health and social service community settings in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The workshop is also available to attend in-person - register here.
Overview and Learning Intentions
Understand the importance of professional boundaries and ethics in human service practice
Explore health related ethics and the complexity around them
Discuss ethical dilemmas and strategies and protocols that can be applied to reach safe responses
Gain a working knowledge of acceptable boundaries in health and social service delivery
Explore problematic issues associated with boundary violations
Learn how to contextualise boundaries regardful of the uniqueness of the relationship
Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
Working with whānau
Working within communities
Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.
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