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The Ethics of Harm Reduction: Approaches in Social Work Practice

Course: #1157Level: Advanced1 Hour 288 Reviews
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Although social workers strongly believe in the principle of client self-determination, promoting client self-determination can pose ethical challenges when clients are engaging in risky behaviors or putting themselves in risky situations. This webinar explores the ethics of using a harm reduction approach with clients who are engaging in risky behaviors or situations, balancing the interests of client safety, autonomy, dignity, and empowerment.

Course created on June 21, 2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify harm reduction strategies that may be used with people involved in substance abuse, unprotected sex with multiple partners, and other risky behaviors and situations.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to decide how best to engage clients in discussions about harm reduction in order to facilitate self-determination, informed consent, empowerment, and safety.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular harm reduction strategies in relation to social work ethics (including deontological and utilitarian perspectives).

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction & Reflection Exercise
5-15 Minutes What is Harm Reduction?
15-20 Minutes Rationale for Harm Reduction
20-30 Minutes Assessment, Interventions, Options, & Engaging Clients in Discussions About Harm Reduction
30-40 Minutes Framework for Managing Ethical Issues: Utilitarianism and Deontology
40-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Dr. Allan Barsky received an honorarium for presenting this course. He is a professor at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches professional ethics. He has authored several books including one titled, "Ethics & Values in Social Work". Non-financial disclosures: Dr. Allan Barsky is a past Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the NASW, and received the 2015 “Excellence in Ethics Award” from NASW.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by continued Social Work.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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