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Beyond Confidentiality: Ethical Considerations in Genetics Across the Life Span

 
Registration deadline: August 4th

3 CEUs

Stacey K. Barton, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
Washington University School of Medicine

Our understanding of the genetic basis of physical and psychiatric diseases is constantly emerging, and social workers are often key in working with families affected by diseases with a genetic basis. Although genetic counselors provide a valuable service, ongoing psychosocial support still is the domain of social work and the implication of genetic information leads to many issues social workers already address: psychological/emotional, family support and conflict, family planning, finances, employment, healthcare decision-making, and more.

This course will provide an overview of genetics and how it intersects with the lives of our clients, including a discussion of genetic discrimination, advocacy, legal protections, genetic testing and much more. This course will particularly focus on the ethical conflicts inherent in this field through a combination of lecture and experiential activities.

Class size is limited 30.

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

$50 General Admsision
$30 Brown School Field Instructor
$10 Full-Time Graduate Student

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