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Ethics in Action: Dilemmas at the End of Life

The principle that good clinical practice requires sound ethical practice can be especially true when dealing with patients facing the end of life. Working knowledge of key medical terminology is a pre-requisite in therapeutic conversations that determine course of treatment. Mental health professionals can play a pivotal role in end-of-life care where dilemmas of the human condition and intersection of diversity factors often complicate medical decisions. In this workshop, case examples from a hospital-based palliative care service will allow attendees to simulate ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team participation while providing mental health assistance to patients at the end of life.


On Demand Through January 10, 2023

Continuing Education: 
1.5 hours for a wide variety of professional boards included with registration and available for 1 year. View a list of approved boards.

Expert Panelists: 

Louis Gamino, PhD, is Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. Dr. Gamino is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He is co-author (with R. Hal Ritter) of Ethical Practice in Grief Counseling (Springer Publishing Company, 2009).

Mary Katherine Clemons, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. With a specialty in health psychology, she operates in three departments (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Supportive & Palliative Care, and Obstetrics and Gynecology). She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology.
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