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Thursday, June 9 • 10:30 - 12:00
Ethical Issues At The Intersection Of Psychology And Gerontology LIMITED

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Canada, like many developed countries, now has a larger population of older adults than ever before in its history. As population demographics continue to change, the number of psychologists who work with older adults is expected to increase, and it will become increasingly important to consider the ethical issues that arise for psychologists who serve these clients. The purpose of this presentation is to review ethical issues encountered while conducting clinical research in long-term residential care settings. Since the majority of individuals living in long-term care have cognitive impairment, the primary focus will be on issues arising with this population. Issues will be reviewed using the framework of the four principles of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, with specific examples from research and practice. Related to Principle I, Respect for the Dignity of Persons, concepts of personhood and person-centred dementia care will be discussed. Within Principle II, Responsible Caring, issues related to behavioural support, interventions to support psychosocial needs, and advance care planning will be addressed. Related to Principle III, Integrity in Relationships, issues related to the use of deception will be reviewed. Finally, concerning Principle IV, issues related to advocacy for improved health care for older adults in Canada will be discussed.


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

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