Modern Ethics in Addiction Treatment
Working with substance use disorders can be an ethically complex terrain – a biopsychosocial disorder with numerous stakeholders, regulatory bodies, and clinical philosophies to juggle as you make clinical and organizational decisions. This seminar focuses on applied ethics in the context of the treatment of addictions – examining real-world scenarios and ethical conflicts to help prepare you to navigate these challenging situations when they present in your practice. Topics addressed include drug screening, administrative discharge, harm-reduction models, decisional capacity, medication-assisted therapy, and more.
- Describe the strengths and weaknesses of at least two types of drug testing, as well as best practices in responding to positive screens.
- Discuss questions related to decisional capacity and involuntary commitment related to substance use.
- Identify at least three words or phrases that are stigmatizing to individuals with substance use disorders, and their best-practice substitutes.
- Discuss different types of harm-reduction strategies, and ethical considerations related to their implementation.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes