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  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Lynne A Kellner, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): Suzanne Young Bushfield, PhD, MSW
Item#: C6542
Contents: 1 Course Book (58 pages)

Ethical Issues in Children's Health Care, Updated 1st Edition

Price $19.95
Item # C6542
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

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.

3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Suzanne Young Bushfield, PhD, MSW, has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and researcher. She has been on the faculty of Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho), Arizona State University, and New Mexico State University. Dr. Bushfield currently serves as accreditation specialist in the Office of Social Work Accreditation and Educational Excellence at the Council on Social Work Education. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics related to health, ethics, families, and aging. Dr. Bushfield’s publications include a book, End of Life and Addiction: A Family Systems Approach, and numerous articles on social work and issues that affect women across the lifespan.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
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  • 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.