Understanding Professional Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Services

LIVE WEBINAR | Develop an understanding of significant ethics and boundaries concepts. Learn to make decisions that protect people’s rights while minimising the risks to the healthcare worker, and use an ethical dilemma problem solving framework.

Description

This webinar is a live feed of the workshop being delivered with in-room participants.

Please Note: This Webinar is only offered to participants outside the Greater Christchurch Area. Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four 

Aim

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.

Overview

• 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

Terms and Conditions

Prerequisites

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. 

Operating System
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Browsers
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

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