Ethical and Legal Foundations of PMHNP Care

Select a topic that has both legal and ethical implications for PMHNP practice and then perform a literature review on the topic. Topic is “Duty to warn”
Your goal will be to identify the most salient legal and ethical facets of the issue for PMHNP practice, and also how these facets differ in the care of adult patients versus children. Keep in mind as you research your issue, that laws differ by state and your clinical practice will be dictated by the laws that govern your state – State of Maryland.
Locate a total of four scholarly, professional, or legal resources related to “Duty to Warn”. One should address ethical considerations related to this topic for adults, one should be on ethical considerations related to this topic for children/adolescents, one should be on legal considerations related to this topic for adults, and one should be on legal considerations related to this topic for children/adolescents.
Briefly identify the topic you selected. Then, summarize the articles you selected, explaining the most salient ethical and legal issues related to the topic as they concern psychiatric-mental health practice for children/adolescents and for adults. Explain how this information could apply to your clinical practice, including specific implications for practice within your state. Please Attach the PDFs of your articles.
RESOURCES
• Hilt, R. J., & Nussbaum, A. M. (2016). DSM-5 pocket guide for child and adolescent mental healthLinks to an external site.. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
o Chapter 2, “Addressing Behavioral and Mental Problems in Community Settings”Links to an external site.
• Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Wiley Blackwell.
o Chapter 19, “Legal Issues in the Care and Treatment of Children with Mental Health Problems”
American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and diagnostic formulationLinks to an external site.. http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/Links to an external site.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. (2014). Code of ethicsLinks to an external site.. https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/about_us/transparency_portal/aacap_code_of_ethics_2012.pdf

 

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