Ethical Considerations in Suicide Prevention and Postvention for Behavioral Health Care Providers

04-07-17 8:45 am - 04-07-17 4:15 pm
UNH School of Law
2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, USA

Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits in Ethics and Suicide Prevention, Auth. #3286

From the days of ancient Greece to modern times, suicide has posed vexing philosophical and ethical questions. Clinicians working with suicidal individuals face ethical challenges which may vary for different age cohorts and cultures. Provision of effective clinical practice requires clinicians to recognize and examine their own personal values and attitudes as well as respecting and understanding those of their clients. Clinician’s response and service to clients must be provided in a competent manner, with recognition of the strengths and needs of the individual and within the context of ethical codes and standards.

Participants will engage in discussion of ethical issues such as dignity and worth of the individual, self-determination, involuntary treatment, and assisted suicide. Case scenarios representing challenging ethical situations with suicidal individuals will be explored through group discussion. This program will examine ethical concerns related to working with clients who are dealing with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and will encourage clinicians to be more cognizant of how their own values, experiences and belief system impact their work.

As a national best practice program, the Connect Suicide Prevention Program offers discipline-specific trainings to all community providers in how to promote healing and reduce risk in the wake of a suicide death. As participants, mental health practitioners will learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance use disorder providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines. This Ethics training will also examine what type of communication and collaborative approach mental health practitioners can take when responding to a suicide death in a community, while maintaining HIPAA confidentiality. Especial emphasis will be made on reducing the risk of contagion among community members who might be youth, young adults, and loss survivors, while also balancing the emotional needs of the clinician as loss survivor.

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