Ethics & Boundaries: Challenges in Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Telemedicine

  • Ethics & Boundaries: Challenges in Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Telemedicine
    January 23, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Challenges in Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Telemedicine

This training will satisfy your Wisconsin State Licensing requirements due February 2019 for specified health professions.


The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. Internet and social media pressures are also changing the landscape of mental healthcare. Add to this the opportunities and perils of “big data” and subsequent effects on risk assessment and the growing prevalence of telemedicine and you have a lot of change in a short amount of time.

This presentation will tackle some of the ethical issues involved in working with the electronic record, as well as provide practical guidance on how to document suicide and violence risk. We will also discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and providing telemedicine services.


At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Understand how the electronic health record changes more than simply how we keep records.

2) See the importance of office social media policies for boundaries.

3) Be introduced to how telemedicine is affecting mental health.

4) Know what is expected in Wisconsin for suicide and violence risk assessments.

5) Discuss examples of when searching for client data online may or may not be acceptable.

About the Presenter

Dr. David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has a dual appointment as a clinical adjunct assistant professor in the University of Wisc. Dept. of Psychiatry and Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies. Dr Mays is a noted speaker. His trainings are interactive and the information is highly relevant to clinical work.

Continuing Education Hours

*ACEP (Approved Continuing Education Provider License #6760) – 4.0 Continuing Education Hours*

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