30th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
May 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ethics: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in HIV/AIDS
Cost: $75 (Registration Required)
Despite great strides made in addressing HIV/AIDS, gaps remain. Communities and agencies are struggling for resources, clients are concerned about confidentiality and disclosure, including the impact of criminalization of HIV transmission and mandatory reporting laws. Clinical concerns include end of life issues, medication adherence, and equal access to prevention and treatment options, as well as the very real and growing issues of homelessness, substance use and abuse, and societal bias and discrimination. Practitioners are met with difficult decisions, which can raise questions or interventions that can create ethical dilemmas at the individual, organizational, or systemic level.
Workshop participants will approach the discussion from a holistic lens to identify possible ethical dilemmas at the micro and macro levels of practice, explore our individual and institutional attitudes, identify legal and ethical issues, and engage in a guided discussion designed to help facilitate ethical decision making. Practitioners across all fields of practice – be it in direct services, pre-service, and/or administrative roles are welcome. Come prepared to work in small and large groups and to share resources.
» Identify and discuss common ethical dilemmas in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
» Dialog about approaches to culturally relevant practice, and the complexities of stigma, bias, and discrimination at the individual and systems levels.
» Review the five principles used to guide ethical decisions.
» Apply a guided framework to address ethical issues in practice.
Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, ACSW is an independent consultant, where as Director of Pearl Associates, she uses her skills as an educator, advocate, and policy advisor to promote stakeholder engagement in both domestic and global communities to facilitate positive systems level change. She has led multiple initiatives addressing LGBT equity, integrated service access, and violence prevention, and recently served as Senior Associate and Project Director NASW HIV Spectrum Project, in collaboration with the National HIV and Mental Health Training Resource Center (SAMHSA). Evelyn holds a MSW (WVU), Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GMU), and Certificates’ in Procurement and Contracts Management and Leadership (UVA).
Laura Kaplan, PhD, LCSW has professional and volunteer experience in clinical, administrative, consultative, and teaching in areas of ethics, practice, addictions, mental health, oppression, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Kaplan has more than 15 peer reviewed publications and conference presentations; 15+ years MSW/BSW/doctoral level teaching; development and delivery of professional continuing education and consultation with Tanzanian social work programs; active roles in NASW and CSWE committees, projects, and commissions; and 30+ in community advocacy.
Continuing Education Credit Hours: 3 hours
Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04/15/2018 - 04/15/2021). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.