Online Course: Ethics in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners have obligations to persons served as well as to their agencies, funders, and the larger community. This online course will review key ethical principles reflected in the PRA Code of Ethics and the CRC Code of Ethics. Common ethical issues will be discussed, and a framework for ethical decision-making will be presented. There will be exercises and activities to do, allowing participants the opportunity to apply the process of ethical decision-making to real-life scenarios.
It is anticipated that seminar participants will achieve the following goals. Participants will be able to:
- Identify key ethical principles.
- Identify common ethical issues and dilemmas faced in psychiatric rehabilitation.
- Identify how obligations may compete.
- Describe the process of ethical decision-making.
- Use a framework to manage dilemmas.
- Practice ethical decision-making.
- Apply the PRA or the CRC Code of Ethics to sample scenarios
This online course is based on workshops presented at various PRA and MassPRA annual conferences. Training materials prepared by Nora Barrett, MSW, CPRP, Associate Professor in the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, provided an earlier version of the list of ethical challenges.
There are recommended readings but no required texts for this course.
After completing the online course, if you would like a Certification of Participation, you will need to send the final ethical dilemma assignment and evaluation form to:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
ATTN: Online Courses
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
You may register for the online course at any time and complete the course at any time— there are no time requirements at all.
Cost: is Free! Registration provides access to the course lecture pages and downloadable course handouts and materials.