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ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • When — July 26 from 8:30–11:30 a.m. or September 20 from 9 a.m.–noon
  • Where — Cornerstones of Care — Ozanam Campus (Turner Conference Room) •  421 E 137th St  •  KCMO
  • Facilitator — Crystal Bennett, LMSW
  • CEs — 3
  • Cost — $30 

The detection, assessment, management and treatment of suicidality presents a diverse array of ethical challenges. In seeking to prevent self-harm, clinicians use "best practice" techniques; however, still may fear losing a patient to suicide and possible concern of malpractice claims. Provisions of effective clinical practice requires clinicians to provide services in a competent manner, while recognizing and responding to the strengths and needs of clients and remaining within the context of ethical codes and standards.           

Objectives:

  1. Review issues such as dignity, worth of the individual, negligence, self-determination, informed consent and confidentiality.
  2. Collaborate with fellow attendees in small groups to review scenarios that represent ethical situations and apply the ethical decision-making model.
  3. Gain practice in identifying warning signs and discuss suicide risk factors, assessment procedures and intervention strategies.
  4. Ability to assess one's own personal values and attitudes regarding suicidality and discuss the importance of seeking consultation and increasing competence.

Training Date

Registration Information

If you would like to register multiple attendees, please contact Crystal Bennett at crystal.bennett@cornerstonesofcare.org.