9.13.17: Colleagues and Ethics: Am I My Co-worker’s Keeper

Date: Sept. 13, 2017
Time: 9 am–1:15 pm
Registration Fee: $25
Northwest AHEC
McCreary Tower a part of the Wake Forest Football Complex
475 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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Program Overview and Objectives

While codes of ethics address professional responsibilities toward clients, an often overlooked yet challenging area of ethical conduct involves responsibilities to colleagues. How can co-workers distinguish between differences in personal style and deviations from appropriate practice? When colleagues know of problems in an associate’s personal life (such as addiction, serious illness or relationship problems) should they take action at the workplace? Even when behavior is clearly impaired, incompetent, or unethical, how much can and should colleagues reasonably do to address the problems?

This session will examine the spectrum of ethical issues professionals encounter in colleagues and the prevailing ethical standards to address them. The workshop also focuses on the necessity of moral courage to face such matters, and the skills and strategies needed to intervene effectively.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List the troubling behaviors that are commonly revealed in co-worker, colleague or supervisory
  • Name applicable standards from psychology, social work, counseling and other codes of ethics.
  • Outline the steps in ethical decision making.
  • Explain the features and impediments to moral courage.
  • Describe communication skills and other change strategies to address troubling conduct by colleagues.

This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work’s
AHEC Training Partnership.

Who Should Participate

This workshop will be beneficial to clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists,
psychologists, educators, advocates, health and human service practitioners.

Physicians are on the medical staff of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations.