Author: Laura Weiss Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-06-03
The definitive book on ethics for chemical dependency treatment professionals. The treatment of addiction as a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual disease requires a high standard of ethical knowledge and professional skill. This groundbreaking, reader-friendly guide to contemporary ethical issues informs and challenges health care professionals, students, and faculty with a thorough and compassionate examination of the dilemmas faced when providing care for individuals suffering from substance use problems or addiction.Renowned psychiatric ethicists Cynthia Geppert and Laura Weiss Roberts tackle issues of autonomy, respect for persons, confidentiality, truth telling and non-maleficence--setting the standard for contemporary ethical practices. These challenges are illuminated with real-world case examples that show potential effects on diverse patient populations.
Author: Jennifer D. Berton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Guidance for addiction counselors in understanding and applyingethical standards Filled with proven strategies to help you examine your currentpractice for ethical snags and refresh your ethical thinking,Ethics for Addiction Professionals leads you in examining,building, and rebuilding aspects of your ethical practice with thegoal of helping you become the strongest clinicianpossible—ethically speaking.Up-to-date and comprehensive,this practical guide examines real-life examples of ethical issuesin clinical practice and illustrates potential pitfalls and theactions needed when faced with dilemmas. Helping addictioncounselors learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards,Ethics for Addiction Professionals explores the gray area ofcommon dilemmas and provides guidelines on how to determine thebest course of action when the best course is unclear. Covers basic principles that affect current ethical concernsand dilemmas Includes illustrative real-world case studies Features well-defined professional codes of ethics Treats ethics as a set of guidelines designed to protect theclient, the clinician, and the profession as a whole
Author: Michael J. Taleff, PhD, CSAC, MAC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009-11-13
"The aspects of the book related to the philosophy of science and cognitive science (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in reasonable and useful ways. I recommend this book to those addiction professionals who want to create their own framework for ethical decision making." --PsycCRITIQUES Ethical decision-making is required in many of the difficult situations faced by addiction professionals. In this guide, Michael Taleff describes how to integrate critical thinking with ethical decision-making. This is a guide not on "what to do" when confronted with difficult ethical dilemmas, but on how to think about what to do. The author presents common ethical dilemmas that addiction professionals face in their daily work--such as boundary issues, confidentiality, dual relationships, and more--and asks readers to consider their own responses to these dilemmas. The book then shows readers how to apply new models of ethical thinking to practice. Key features: Presents an ethical self-exam to encourage critical thinking about one's own decision-making method Introduces a variety of models such as the social contract theory, existentialist theory, and ethical egoism Discusses how biases, emotional reactions, and fallacies can weaken ethical decision-making Presents an introductory "Ethics Judgment Kit," a simple, practical decision-making procedure for students This book demonstrates how critical thinking skills can impact and improve the process of ethical decision-making.
Author: Geri Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-08
FULLY REVISED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND PRACTICAL Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, FourthEdition introduces counselors, social workers, and students tothe field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire theknowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals whoare caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in theaddiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging,balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinicalbest practices in the field. Fully updated, the Fourth Edition offers a positive,practice-oriented counseling framework and features: A research-based, clinical application approach to addictioncounseling that practitioners can turn to for fundamental,practical, clinical guidelines Revised chapters that reflect important changes in research andpractice, including new DSMTM-5 criteria, new assessmentinstruments, and new and expanded treatments Case studies, interactive exercises, end-of-chapter questions,and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledgeinto practice “Personal Reflections” sections at the beginning ofeach chapter provide an invaluable, unique perspective on theauthor’s evolving views of addiction counseling Updated and expanded online Instructor’s Manual thatincludes brief video clips, PowerPoint® slides,test bank questions for each chapter, and sample syllabi From assessment and diagnosis of addiction to preparing forcertification and licensure as an addiction professional, thiscomprehensive book covers all of the essentials.
Author: George Downie
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2007-12-28
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations
Author: Geri Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2003-06-02
"This book, through its well-referenced and critically thoughtfulapproach, has made an invaluable contribution to the counselingliterature. The extensive use of case studies and other appliedmaterials makes it a valuable . . . reference." –Dr. Thomas J. Russo, Department of Counseling andSchool Psychology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls Incorporating Spirituality in Counseling andPsychotherapy presents an applied, insightful, andwell-researched overview of the theory, practice, and ethics ofintegrating spiritual and religious themes and rituals intotraditional therapy models. This well-conceived and immenselyreadable text examines common barriers and bridges betweenspirituality and mental health and documents the effectiveness ofusing spiritual practices and concepts in treatment. Mostimportant, it encourages readers, through group activities andindividual reflection, to consider their own spiritual beliefsystems and biases before engaging clients in therapy with aspiritual base. Key features of this book include: A synopsis of the major Eastern and Western religions andspiritual movements Theoretical, cultural, and ethical implications ofincorporating spirituality in counseling Practical methods for helping clients develop a spiritualidentity Proven techniques for incorporating spiritual practices intreatment Case studies providing complex, real-life scenarios, as well asquestions and activities for individual and group discussion A practical book for students and a valuable resource forcounselors, psychologists, social workers, addiction specialists,and other mental health professionals, IncorporatingSpirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy offers expertguidance on how to handle issues of spirituality in furthering thetherapeutic process.
Author: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-01-05
A practical, easy-to-use, and comprehensive reference for mental health professionals The Mental Health Desk Reference is the ultimate guide to effective and responsible mental health practice. It provides authoritative, concise, and up-to-date information from more than seventy experts regarding diagnosis, treatment, and ethics of practice. Each entry summarizes key constructs and terminology associated with the topic, major findings from research, and specific recommendations on theory and practice. Important topics covered include: * Adjustment disorders and life stress * Diagnosis and treatment of adults * Diagnosis and treatment of children * Crisis intervention * Diverse populations * Group and family interventions * Practice management * Professional issues * Ethical and legal issues * Professional resources These detailed, readable entries-based on the most extensive and reliable research available-form a comprehensive, straightforward, and quick-reference resource applicable to practitioners across every field in mental health. The Mental Health Desk Reference is the single resource no mental health professional can afford to be without.
A Treatment Improvement Protocol prepared to facilitate the transfer of state-of-the-art protocols and guidelines for the treatment of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse from acknowledged clinical, research, and administrative experts to the Nation's AOD abuse treatment resources. Includes: introduction and purpose; an overview of the criminal justice system; the AOD abuse treatment system; combining AOD abuse treatment and intermediate sanctions; issues in combining treatment and intermediate sanctions; planning: approaches for developing policy; and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography. Costing issues. Cultural competence.
Author: Gail A. Van Norman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Ethical issues facing anesthesiologists are more far-reaching than those involving virtually any other medical specialty. In this clinical ethics textbook, authors from across the USA, Canada and Europe draw on ethical principles and practical knowledge to provide a realistic understanding of ethical anesthetic practice. The result is a compilation of expert opinion and international perspectives from clinical leaders in anesthesiology. Building on real-life, case-based problems, each chapter is clinically focused and addresses both practical and theoretical issues. Topics include general operating room care, pediatric and obstetrical patient care, the intensive care unit, pain practice, research and publication, as well as discussions of lethal injection, disclosure of errors, expert witness testimony, triage in disaster and conflicts of interest with industry. An important reference tool for any anesthesiologist, whether clinical or research-oriented, this book is especially valuable for physicians involved in teaching residents and students about the ethical aspects of anesthesia practice.
This acclaimed clinical guide, now substantially revised and updated, has helped thousands of clinicians put the proven principles of harm reduction into practice with therapy clients who have substance use problems. Written by pioneers in the field, the book shows how to do effective therapeutic work with people still using alcohol or other drugs. It provides clear guidelines for conducting comprehensive assessments, making collaborative treatment decisions, and implementing interventions that combine motivational, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic strategies. The focus is reducing drug-related harm while also addressing co-occurring psychological and emotional difficulties. Detailed clinical illustrations are featured throughout. New to This Edition *Reflects over a decade of research advances and the tremendous growth of harm reduction clinical practice and training. *Section on applications, with chapters on community-based settings, harm reduction groups, and working with families and friends. *Chapters on biological and psychodynamic aspects of treatment. *Expanded discussions of trauma, cultural sensitivity, and ethics. *Supplemental resources and training information at the authors' website: www.harmreductiontherapy.org. See also the authors' related self-help guide, Over the Influence, Second Edition, an ideal client recommendation.