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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.
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.
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 within communities
Applying law, policy and standards
Maintaining professional and personal development
PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
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
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