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Guardianship & Powers of Attorney: Ethical Tensions Between Protecting Clients & Self-Determination

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Preferred registration deadline: August 9th

3 CEUs

Social service professionals see clients with varying degrees of mental capacity. Some may already have had someone appointed by the court to make decisions on their behalf; others may have designated someone to assist with decisions should they become unable to do so independently. Finally, while managing a client’s care, you may come to believe that, in the absence of someone to make crucial medical decisions of behalf of the client, they will become a danger to self or others.

This workshop will explore the available legal options of Guardianship and Power of Attorney. We will explore the ethical tension inherent when a client can no longer make their own decisions. Other ethical issues that may arise in treating a client who is no longer competent or may be a danger to himself or others will also be discussed.

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 45.

This class meets the licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics.

**Discounts on admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, recent alumni (for 2 years after graduation), other alumni (more than 2 years after graduation), field instructors, faculty, and staff. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University colleagues. No other discounts are available. Discounted admission is automatically defined by your role selection in your personal profile.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Hillman Hall

Misty Watson 

CEUs : 3

General Admission: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/16/2019 Fri 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM St. Louis, Hillman Hall  Map Misty Watson