Ethical Issues in Disaster Response (NC DRN, Module 7)
Length: 30 minutes
This presentation by Laurie Hamilton, PhD, is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series and provides an understanding of the variety of ethical issues which are present and that impact the effective response to disaster by mental health professionals.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Understand what neutrality actually means
- Be able to adopt a non-judgmental posture
- Be mindful of confidentiality issues
- Be familiar with self-care and cultural competency
- Gain awareness of the ethical conflicts arise when there is an inequality of power and/or control
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|1) Incorporates ethical standards of practice as the basis of all interactions with organizations, communities, and individuals (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.|
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Author and Narrator:
Sally Cameron and Cathy Womack for the NC Disaster Response Network
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit:
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
- Registered Environmental Health Specialist Continuing Education Hours
Approved for continuing education through the North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialists Examiners.
Reviewer: The North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners Contact Hours: 0.75 based on instructional time spent on training and evaluation activities.
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