Ethical Decision-Making in Mental Health

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the understanding of principle-based ethical treatment techniques when navigating through mental health patient care and advocating for patient/client wellbeing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to apply these principles to resolve values-based conflicts and support overall recovery process.


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Recommended for interprofessional healthcare workforces who are working in mental healthcare settings.
  • Identify the key concerns and decide if there is enough information to begin ethical decision-making or if more information is required
  • Determine relevant ethical principles and values by applying the 4 Box tool
  • Explore options and assess the positive and negative effects of decisions on the patient
  • Act by recommending a plan of action based on the most ethical option
Learners will have access to a skills coach for support during this course.
Ethical Decision-Making in Mental Health