Ethics and Professional Boundaries in Healthcare - SW01

Ethics and Professional Boundaries in Healthcare

by Kathleen Boland, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
SW01
(4.3 / 868 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.00 CE ClockHr)

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Summary:

Professional boundaries are critical in protecting patients, their families and social workers. These boundaries are the lines between the patient and professional that determine appropriate roles and behaviors. Despite the importance of boundary issues, there is little in the social work research or current literature that specifically addresses these issues, particularly for medical social workers. Yet boundary issues are often the very things that cause problems for medical social workers and affect the objectivity of those practitioners.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to provide medical social workers with knowledge about the role of professional boundaries in practice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the purpose of professional boundaries for practitioners and clients
  • Discuss the ethical issues related to appropriate boundaries or dual relationships
  • Apply concepts from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics to maintain clear professional boundaries
 

 
Approval Information
 
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 social work ethics continuing education clock hours.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
 
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with Clinical Vignette
 

 
Audience
 
Social Workers
 
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
 
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
 
 
Accommodations for Disabilities
 
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
 
 
Grievance Procedure
 
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
 
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
 
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 4/22/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/22/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/22/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Shirley T - Bellingham, WA  ·  Feb 21, 2018
Very concise and provides great examples and clarity to ethics and boundaries in healthcare. Being a nurse rather than a social worker-this course provided information and insight for professional interactions.
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Sandra G - Montgomery, AL  ·  Feb 21, 2018
I will not be commenting on this now. Thks
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peter p - princeton, NC  ·  Feb 19, 2018
This course reminded me of the slippery slope we face each day as LCSW's.
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Eileen R - Candia, NH  ·  Feb 19, 2018
Great course made sense
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jennifer h - Tucson, AZ  ·  Feb 13, 2018
my favorite thus far
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ONLINE
Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00