CMH582 - Ethics and Community Mental Health

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Subject Title
Ethics and Community Mental Health

Subject Description
This course will focus on practitioner training in the theories and principles of ethics in health care. This course examines ethical issues arising in the delivery of health care at the micro level of practitioner/service user (such as confidentiality, informed consent) and at the broader social level (justice and resource allocation, new technologies, professionalization and power). Ethical and legal issues related to the allied professions found in the multidisciplinary community mental health service sector will be explored, such as community nursing and social work ethics.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and demonstrate how ethical principles governing practice are applied in community mental health practice.   
  2. Identify ethical issues arising in the planning, delivery and implementation of mental health care. 
  3. Demonstrate how an anti-oppressive lens can be used in reflecting about professional standards in community mental health.  
  4. Compare and contrast principles governing allied professionals in the mental health care system designed to ensure ethical professional practice.
  5. Understand legality, agency, professionalism and ethical standards for practitioners and how they apply to human rights.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.