Meeting

Promoting Dignity, Stewardship and Justice in Behavioral Health Care

April 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - April 25, 2017, 1:15 PM Eastern Time

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
$35.00

If you would like to register by phone, please call us at (800) 230-7823 (M-F, 8 AM to 5 PM Central).

Description

The Gospels include many stories of mentally ill persons who had been ostracized from society; condemned to a life of suffering, isolation and indignity. Jesus responded with compassion and healing, restoring these persons to health, their families and communities.

It is this example which Catholic health care seeks to embody by serving and advocating for those whose social condition puts them at the margins of society and especially vulnerable to discrimination. Persons diagnosed with psychiatric disorders are often among this group.

Data indicate that persons with mental illness suffer disproportionately from chronic disease, addiction, poverty, homelessness, incarceration and premature death, including death from accidents, homicide and suicide. According to the World Health Organization, mental illness results in more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. In the United States, mental disorders are among the costliest conditions, yet a large percentage of persons with serious mental illness go without care every year.

This webinar explores the stigma of mental illness and the ongoing challenges associated with access and reimbursement for behavioral health care. Presenters will discuss how Avera Health has addressed these challenges through a commitment to human dignity, stewardship and justice in the development, funding and provision of behavioral health services. Unique and emerging ethical issues in clinical behavioral health care will also be explored.

Objectives

After participating in the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors which underlie the longstanding stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Understand how a commitment to promote human dignity, safety, efficacy and spirituality in behavioral health care inspired Avera’s state-of-the art facilities and programming.
  • Describe an innovative stewardship model for financing behavioral health services.
  • Understand how technology can provide behavioral health services to vulnerable populations and medically under-served areas.
  • Describe emerging ethical issues in clinical behavioral health care such as assessing decisional capacity in persons with psychiatric symptoms; religiosity, religious practice and self-harm; psychiatric advance directives; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and pharmacogenomics.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians, nurses and clinicians
  • Behavioral and social services professionals
  • Mission leaders
  • Ethicists
  • Ethics committees
  • Community benefit professionals
  • Chaplains and pastoral care
  • Advocacy staff
  • Senior leaders and executive teams

Certificate of Attendance

CHA provides all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating program contact hours upon completion of the event. Participants may submit the certificates to relevant organizations.

Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

The Gospels include many stories of mentally ill persons who had been ostracized from society; condemned to a life of suffering, isolation and indignity. Jesus responded with compassion and healing, restoring these persons to health, their families and communities.

It is this example which Catholic health care seeks to embody by serving and advocating for those whose social condition puts them at the margins of society and especially vulnerable to discrimination. Persons diagnosed with psychiatric disorders are often among this group.

Data indicate that persons with mental illness suffer disproportionately from chronic disease, addiction, poverty, homelessness, incarceration and premature death, including death from accidents, homicide and suicide. According to the World Health Organization, mental illness results in more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. In the United States, mental disorders are among the costliest conditions, yet a large percentage of persons with serious mental illness go without care every year.

This webinar explores the stigma of mental illness and the ongoing challenges associated with access and reimbursement for behavioral health care. Presenters will discuss how Avera Health has addressed these challenges through a commitment to human dignity, stewardship and justice in the development, funding and provision of behavioral health services. Unique and emerging ethical issues in clinical behavioral health care will also be explored.

Objectives

After participating in the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors which underlie the longstanding stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Understand how a commitment to promote human dignity, safety, efficacy and spirituality in behavioral health care inspired Avera’s state-of-the art facilities and programming.
  • Describe an innovative stewardship model for financing behavioral health services.
  • Understand how technology can provide behavioral health services to vulnerable populations and medically under-served areas.
  • Describe emerging ethical issues in clinical behavioral health care such as assessing decisional capacity in persons with psychiatric symptoms; religiosity, religious practice and self-harm; psychiatric advance directives; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and pharmacogenomics.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians, nurses and clinicians
  • Behavioral and social services professionals
  • Mission leaders
  • Ethicists
  • Ethics committees
  • Community benefit professionals
  • Chaplains and pastoral care
  • Advocacy staff
  • Senior leaders and executive teams

Certificate of Attendance

CHA provides all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating program contact hours upon completion of the event. Participants may submit the certificates to relevant organizations.

Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.


Please note: All times listed are Eastern Time.
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Registration Fee:  

If you would like to register
by phone, please call us at
800-230-7823 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central).