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This basic-level course explores the ethical dilemmas arising from healthcare decisions involving children and adolescents. It examines the potentially conflicting interests and wishes of children and their parents and families. An ethical decision making model offers the clinician guidance in framing difficult questions and balancing rights and responsibilities. Confidentiality, sexuality, violence and medications are addressed. This thought-provoking course provides guidance and resources for clinicians in a broad range of settings.
Social workers will receive 3 Ethics continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.
3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
- Identify ethical principles that underlie all healthcare decision making.
- Differentiate the rights of parents and children regarding healthcare decisions.
- Identify ethical issues related to pregnancy.
- Identify developmental healthcare issues involving children and adolescents.
- Recognize emerging ethical issues that mental health clinicians face in working with children and their families.
Lynne A. Kellner, PhD, received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has worked as an outpatient psychologist, mostly with children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dr. Kellner is an associate professor of behavioral sciences at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, teaching in the human services and graduate counseling programs.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.