Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 3

Your response Response example
Was this response problematic with regard to ethics, professionalism, or the client’s treatment program?

with regard to the treatment plan

Yes. The trainee took a risk by not intervening sooner and did not have a plan for how to respond when the behavior escalated. Most importantly, the trainee should not have been in the community alone with a client that responds to loud noises with behavioral escalations.
When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?

immediately

Immediately to correct the error in judgement that lead to a safety risk for the client
What types of additional training might improve this trainee’s performance?

discussing why we cannot add new skills without baseline and how skills need to be assessed and planned for prior to implementation.

Professional decision-making using practice scenarios; Review of safety procedures when working with clients who engage in SIB and safety on community outings