Ethics For Traumatologists

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Course Description:
This two-day course intends to help persons working in all areas of the field of trauma to formulate their own working ethical principles, within frameworks of appropriate codes, standards of practice and competence, and principles of intervention. Using a workbook approach, participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues, develop mission statements, and examine their own personal/professional value systems and standards.

Upon completion, participants will be able to: Have a basic understanding of the functions of ethics and ethical codes; Identify their own professional and personal values that impact their work in the field; Have a written mission statement and look at why they do the work they do; Understand basic principles of competence; Examine the role of culture in ethical decision making; Look at areas of potential ethical dilemmas; Recognize the need for self-care as an ethical decision.

Course Highlights

  • Looking at Ethics
  • Functions of Ethics
  • Looking at Values: Personal and Professional
  • What Guides Your Work?
  • Basic Principles of Competence Efficacy
  • Designing a Personal Code of Ethics
  • Potential Ethical Dilemmas
  • Cultural Considerations and Ethics
  • Ethics and Forensic Work, Education, Research, Consultation
  • Ethics and Self Care

Completion of “Ethics for Traumatologists: A Course for Clinicians, Responders, Researchers, Educators and Consultants in the Trauma Field” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a course in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

13 Contact Hours; 13 PDHs for EAPs; 13 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.3 General CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.