PSY-512 Ethics & the Law (F22 WD)
The course will cover the two main factors governing the activities of health professionals practicing in Ontario. The first factor is the standards of professional conduct which have been established by law and which are enforced by licensing bodies. The second factor is comprised of the codes of ethics created by professional associations. The students will participate in activities designed to ensure that they will be able to use these two factors in their professional practice so they deliver the highest quality service to their clients/patients. Topics include ethical standards, privacy, confidentiality, credentialing, mental health codes and legislation, certification and licensure, professional organizations, and insurance in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practice, schools, business and industry, government, and community.