Ethics - Psychiatric Ethics in the Outpatient World: Nuances and Resolutions
If you register for this course after 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2023, please let Nancy Mundy know. She'll send you the necessary information and materials. Thank you!
- This course meets the three-credit ethics license renewal requirement for LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT and APA (psychology) continuing education.
- Registration is required. Course and continuing education (CE) credits are free for UPMC Western Behavioral Health staff. UPMC staff pay $15. Non-UPMC participants pay $30.
- The Teams link will be sent by 3:00 pm via e-mail to registered participants the day prior to the event (Jan. 19, 2023).
Psychiatric Ethics in the Outpatient World: Nuances and Resolutions
This presentation provides practical skills and information surrounding medical ethics for outpatient psychiatric/behavioral health providers. The presentation begins with an introduction to medical ethics and its application in the outpatient space. The information then shifts to the features of behavioral health care that require additional ethical consideration. The presentation will contain relevant information from peer-reviewed literature.
This presentation contains introductory to intermediate information.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify ethics issues within the outpatient psychiatric/behavioral health setting and distinguish these issues from non-ethics issues.
- Implement ethics resolution skills within their practice
- Uncover ethics resources for future potential ethics issues
12:00 to 12:15 p.m. Sign into Teams
12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Part I - Introduction to medical ethics and its application in the outpatient space.
2:00 to 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-3:30 p.m. Part II - Features of behavioral health care that require additional ethical consideration.
3:30 p.m. Adjournment
Joseph T. Bertino, PhD, HEC-C
Director of Ethics
UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, and Western Psychiatric Hospitals
Joseph Bertino is the ethics director for UPMC’s PUH/SHY/WPH+ campuses. His primary obligations include directing the ethics consultation services for these sites and educating individual service lines on ethics topics within their practice.
Dr. Bertino attended the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA where he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He then attended Duquesne University where he received both his Master’s in philosophy and Doctorate in health care ethics. Joe has worked as a clinical ethics consultant for Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, GA, and professor of ethics and philosophy for Georgia State University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Joe currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA, and holds the position of director of clinical ethics for UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, and Western Psychiatric campuses. In his short career, Joe has performed hundreds of ethics consultations for some of the country’s largest healthcare systems.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 3.0 continuing education hours.
Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded .30 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming .30 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.
- 3.00 APA
- 3.00 ASWB
- 3.00 Attendance