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The nature of substance abuse as a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual disease requires a high standard of ethical knowledge and professional skill among those caring for clients with addiction. Although many health care providers working in the treatment field are themselves in recovery, all have internalized cultural biases and personal prejudices regarding addiction that require self-awareness, frequent consultation, and monitoring of therapeutic boundaries for the well-being of both patient and professional. In The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals Who Treat Addiction, renowned psychiatric ethicist Laura Roberts and religious medical ethicist Cynthia Geppert have worked together to offer students, faculty, and professionals from various disciplines a groundbreaking guide to contemporary ethical issues in the field of chemical dependency treatment. In this accessible, reader-friendly handbook, Roberts and Geppert tackle such central issues as the therapeutic relationship, confidentiality, abuse, gender- and age-specific concerns, and HIPAA compliancea??setting the standard for contemporary ethical practices.
Table of Contents
|Ethical Foundations of Substance Abuse Treatment||p. 1|
|The Therapeutic Relationship in Substance Abuse Treatment||p. 29|
|The Ethics of Harm Reduction||p. 41|
|Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Persons with Co-occurring Disorders||p. 55|
|Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Addiction Treatment||p. 67|
|Forensic Issues in the Treatment of Addictions||p. 87|
|Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Women with Substance Abuse||p. 101|
|Ethical Aspects of the Treatment of Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents||p. 115|
|Ethical Dilemmas in Treating Chronic Pain in the Context of Addiction||p. 129|
|About the Editors||p. 145|
|About the Authors||p. 147|
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