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The Keys to Successfully Documenting Mental Health Services for Social Workers and Other Practitioners

Never underestimate the power of documentation. Learn the best practices for documenting in social work, including ethical risks, legal risks, and management issues. This topic will provide you with a comprehensive overview of ethical, malpractice, and risk-management issues pertaining to documentation of services and critical incidents in mental health settings. The content will include state-of-the-art guidelines pertaining to documentation (a) purposes, (b) content, (c) wording, (d) storage, retention, and access, consistent with prevailing ethical standards. The material will focus especially on emerging challenges related to electronic health records, including documentation errors, access in integrated health settings, and cybersecurity.


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Agenda

Documentation in Social Work and Mental Health: Overview of Ethical and Risk-Management Issues

  • The Role of Documentation: Assessment, Planning and Delivering Services, Accountability, Continuity and Coordination of Services, Supervision, Evaluation
  • Core Documentation Issues: Content, Wording, Storage, Retention and Access

Ethical Risks

  • Documentation Mistakes
  • Ethical Judgments
  • Ethical Misconduct

Key Concepts in Risk Management

  • Standards of Care
  • Ethical Standards
  • Negligence and Malpractice
  • Liability

Documentation Tips

  • Documentation Do's and Don'ts
  • Case Examples

Emerging Challenges: Electronic Health Records

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This course was last revised on May 2, 2018.

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Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Rhode Island College

  • Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College
  • His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare and professional ethics
  • Taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work
  • Conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by The Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, the Haas Foundation, and the Scatter-good Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Published 21 books and more than 140 journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters
  • Writer of chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, the Encyclopedia of Global Ethics, and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
  • Lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the subjects of professional ethics, and professional malpractice and liability
  • Chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers
  • Served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings
  • Ph.D. degree, University of Chicago
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Product ID: 402131
Published 2018
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