Ethics and Behavioral Health

What Is The Relationship Of Ethics In Behavioral Health?

Ethics may be defined as the shared, written beliefs (individual at the micro level, group at the mezzo level, and organization/societal at the macro level) a group or individual maintains about what constitutes correct and proper behavior. Think of ethics as standards of conduct that guide the choices behavioral health care experts make, moment to moment, as they organize and provide care for clients.

Articles About Ethics

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A new twist in the evolving opioid epidemic that flared up in regions across the United States a few years ago has clinicians and health professionals like myself hopeful that an end is near. The epidemic, which peaked at claiming 72,000 lives in 2017, has grown to be...

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Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

My head is swirling in disbelief. My heart is aching. Each day hundreds of our young ones are dying from alcohol, tobacco, opioids and other drugs. Anxiety and teen depression rates are soaring. Marijuana is legal and is being touted as a drug for the rich and famous....

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Ethics in Mental and Behavioral Health

Ethics in Mental and Behavioral Health

[Infographic] Ethics in Mental & Behavioral Health VISIBLE - VOCAL - VISIONARY Mental and Behavioral Healthcare has become big business, surpassing all other medical needs in the United States to become the top medical expense. This boom has brought with it new...

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Ethics : The New Frontier

Ethics : The New Frontier

Ethics : The NewFrontier   While Every profession has ethical standards and every mental health / substance abuse professional is required to take a course on law and ethics .ethical dilemmas  continue to rear their ugly heads every day in private practices and...

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EthicsTake the STANDARD of CARE CHALLENGE.

  1. Develop Mission Statements for your organizations
  2. Articulate the Organizations Values – Obtain Appropriate Licensure
  3. Develop or Revisit your organizations Ethical Code of Conduct
  4. Let the world know – your Mission, Value and Ethical Statement – put on your websites
  5. Use the back of your Business Card for your Mission Statement
  6. Work tirelessly to elevate the Behavioral Health Care Field. If we do not, the field will fail.

Along with that please be sure and

  1. Review your professional ethics based on your licenses and certifications
  2. Sign the Fair Practices Act Pledge
  3. Engage in Continuing Education

there is no right way to do a wrong thing

Keep the Conversation Going

If you have developed an ethics standard, send it to me or send me a link to your site that explains your mission & goals, as well as the target group for your standard. I look forward to sharing even more great resources that other professionals have developed thru my website.