Moral Distress and Injury in Social Work – Ethical Conflicts in Social Work Practice.

Wednesday, September 29 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM [EDT]

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Wednesday, September 29 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM [EDT]

We are pleased to offer this webinar with nationally known ethics expert, Dr. Frederic Reamer.  

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Moral Distress and Injury in Social Work – Ethical Conflicts in Social Work Practice.

Social workers sometimes witness, perpetrate, or fail to prevent acts that violate their deeply held beliefs. The harm that they experience is referred to as moral distress or injury. Moral distress and injury may trigger a wave of symptoms and emotions that adversely affect the practitioner: posttraumatic stress disorder; feelings of overwhelming guilt and remorse; and a sense of demoralization in the form of disheartenment, dejection, hopelessness, loss of values, and despondency. These adverse effects can be so debilitating that some practitioners will even leave the profession they love. In this webinar, Frederic Reamer discusses moral distress, injury, and demoralization; the symptoms that can manifest; prevention, self-care, and resilience; legal and ethical obligations, including what it means to be a whistleblower; and how to develop moral courage to advocate for organizational and policy changes to prevent harm. 

 At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

·       Identify moral distress and injury in social work 

·       List common symptoms and manifestations of moral distress and injury 

·       Develop protocols to promote prevention, self-care, and resilience 

·       Implement strategies to advocate for organizational and policy changes to prevent harm 

 

For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0138.

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Frederic
Professor, Graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College

Frederic Reamer is professor in the graduate program, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His teaching and research focus on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association that developed technology standards for the profession. Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics, including in India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and in various European nations. His books include Social Work Values and Ethics; Risk Management in Social Work; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Social Work; Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services; and The Social Work Ethics Audit, among others. Dr. Reamer has served as an expert witness in many court and licensing board cases throughout the United States.

About Frederic

Professor, Graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College