Ethics and Prevention

Amy Croll, Community Youth Concepts, and Jodee Goche, Iowa State University

Session Description
Certified Prevention Specialists in Iowa adhere to the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics. This set of principals “expresses prevention professionals’ recognition of responsibilities to the public, to service recipients, and to colleagues within and outside of the prevention field. They guide prevention professionals in the performance of their professional responsibilities and express the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct.” Unfortunately, the practice of ethical decision making is not always clear cut especially for experienced prevention professionals and prevention supervisors. Therefore, it is important to continually enhance preventionists’ skills in identifying ethical dilemmas and applying a framework for ethical decision making.

Continuing Education
Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.

Approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 3 hours – Ethics.