Ethics & Suicide Prevention Training
Presented by NH Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
General registration fees:
NASW member: $80
Clinicians and others working with suicidal individuals may face ethical and legal challenges. Provision of effective clinical practice requires clinicians to recognize and examine their own personal values and attitudes as well as respecting and understanding those of their clients. Clinician’s response and service to clients must be provided in a competent manner, with recognition of the strengths and needs of the individual and within the context of ethical codes and standards.
The workshop will provide an overview of issues such as dignity and worth of the individual, self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality and death with dignity/physician assisted suicide. Case Scenarios representing challenging ethical situations with suicidal individuals across the lifespan, and specific excerpts from various professional codes of ethics will be used to highlight these issues. While some of the material in the workshop may be specifically directed toward clinicians, the concepts discussed will be useful for anyone working with individuals at risk for suicide.