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CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Behavioral Health Lecture on Boundaries & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings

Cara Wallace, Ph.D. St. Louis University School of Social work

Dr. Cara Wallace presented on the topic, “Boundaries and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings” at CenterPointe Hospital’s Behavioral Health Lecture series on September 22nd to an audience of nearly 200 healthcare professionals and community leaders.

Dr. Wallace presented several models providing helpful guidelines in making ethical and boundary decisions. She engaged the audience is discussions about important boundary issues, including, when and how is it appropriate to accept gifts from patients, use spirituality in counseling and introduce health and safety interventions, to name a few. While there are not always easy or clear decisions in every situation, reviewing ethical guidelines and consulting with peers and supervisors are essential first steps in determining what actions are in the best interest of the client.

About CenterPointe Hospital:
CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adolescents, adults, and senior adults primarily in Greater Metropolitan St. Louis and Mid-Missouri areas, as well as throughout the country. Inpatient hospital and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles campus and additional outpatient services are provided at five satellite locations.

The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center provides addiction and mental health treatment for adults, with a full continuum of addiction treatment services including 4-week residential treatment, detoxification, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and medication-assisted recovery outpatient programs. For more information call CenterPointe Hospital at 800-345-5407.

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