Truth Telling Challenges for Mental Health Providers in a Changing Environment
Truth telling is a complex undertaking when considering complex clinical situations. Simply telling another person what one determines to be the truth is a gross oversimplification. Professionals who are involved in mental health have duties not only to their patients but also to the ethical codes of their profession and to the laws concerning public health. Institutional policies and contractual agreements may now be impacting truth telling in ways easily defined and also in ways less overtly apparent. Practice-system barriers challenge the balance of ethical and moral decision making. Open medical records are informing transparency but may also impact case conceptualization, treatment planning and documentation Discussions with patients regarding these changes may be challenging and affect therapeutic relationships. In addition, patient satisfaction surveys may unknowingly trigger professional biases. This conference will identify these challenging issues and offer discussion as to the impact on the practice of psychology.
Allied Health Professionals
1. Explain the basic tenants of medical decision making.
2. Assess the impact of changes in medical record policies on psychological practice and it efficacy.
3. Discuss the effect of patient satisfaction surveys on truth telling and the psychologist-client relationship.
4. Describe strategies to communicate effectively with patients and within multidisciplinary teams in an era of open access.
|7:55 am||Welcome and Opening Comments|
|8:00 am||Moral Decision Making|
Fabrice Jotterand, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities - Medical College of Wisconsin
Outlining Potential Practice Issues Relating to Open Access to Patient Mental Health Records and Patient Surveys
|9:45 am||Speaking Truth to Teams and Patients: What and How do We Share in the Brave New World of Transparency |
Brad Grunert, PhD
|10:45 am||Roundtable discussions (Generation of Questions)|
Open records, Open Feedback, Open Minds: Is Truth Telling Possible?
|11:30 am||Panel discussion: Featuring today’s speakers and community psychologists|
Moderated by Sadie Larsen, PhD
Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA - Presenter
Heather Smith, PhD - Presenter
Jonathan Gully, MD - Presenter
Jo Weis, PhD - Program Director
Sadie Larsen, PhD - Program Committee
Jeffrey Karst, PhD - Program Committee
Ken Grizzle, PhD - Program Committee
Brittany Brice-Urbach, PhD - Program Committee
Kim Anderson-Khan - Panelist
Kris Tym - Program Committee
Diane Kramer - Program Committee
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Psychology CE Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
Social Workers will be awarded American Psychological Association credit however it will be the participant's responsibility to contact their individual association board to determine if APA credits will be accepted.
- 4.00 APAAPA credit.
General Registration = $75.00
MECN members & MCW affiliated hospital staff/employees = $65.00
CE accreditation/certificate = $25.00
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