Decision-making impacts all aspects of a relationship with a client or family member in need. What kind of decision maker are you? Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? How do you react during a crisis?

This workshop discussed the current ethical dilemmas, behaviors and attitudes about decision making for others. We’ll explore interventions and guidelines to ensure moral, legal and clinical best practices.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Module One

    • Self Test

    • Module Introduction

    • Module 1 Assistant

    • Module 1 Tool

    • Module One Tool PDF

    • Module One PDF

    • Module One Quiz

  • 2

    Module Two

    • Module 2 Introduction

    • Module 2 Substitute Decision Maker

    • Module 2 Tool Audio

    • Module 2 Tool

    • Module 2 Tool PDF

    • Module Two Quiz

  • 3

    Module Three

    • Module 3 Surrogate DM

    • Module 3 Case Study

    • Module 3 Tool PDF

    • Module Three Quiz

  • 4

    Module Four

    • Module 4 Review

    • Module 4 Audio Tool

    • Module 4 Tool

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 5

    Course Survey

    • Ethical Decision-Making Course Evaluation

About the instructor

Senior Consultant

Michael Mackniak, JD

Michael Mackniak is an attorney, innovator and strategist.He specializes in coaching wellness professionals: caregivers, decision-makers and fiduciaries to develop comprehensive formulas in order to obtain the necessary services for their loved ones, friends or clients.Michael provides a team approach to consultation on the most difficult and challenging cases. He holds a law degree from Quinnipiac University, a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Bay Path University, is a National Certified Guardian and a certified brain injury specialist. His programs have received multiple awards and honors including national recognition from Eli Lily’s “Welcome Back Award”, NAMI’s “Hero Award” and the 2015 National College of Probate Judge’s “Isabella Award.”Michael is the nation’s foremost speaker on interrelated human service systems and developing efficient and effective methods for the delivery of needed resources to our most at need populations. He has lectured across the United States demonstrating the effectiveness of proactive planning in avoiding costly and ineffective interventions in all service settings. Commissioners, administrators, directors and clinicians utilize his practical approach to challenging systems issues in a world of decreasing resources and increasing expectations."Saving Melissa: The Seven 7C's for Curing the Mental Health System" offers readers insight and strategies into the process on creating an interrelated service system in their community. The book acts as a guide to all “Helping Professionals” wishing to deliver meaningful programming in the most effective and efficient manner.