As stated in the article, “The Need for: Conformity”, “Or conformity help others to be able to depend upon us. When our actions are predictable, others can feel more at ease around us. This conformity is the result of conscious decisions on our part, decisions that we will be helpful, and contributing members of our communities”. Some people might say that we shouldn’t conform and that’s the betterment of society but that is not true. In the article,
It can lead to stereotyping, causing the individual upset. It can also include harassment and leave the individual feeling isolated. 1.3 Inclusive practise is about the way a carer approaches an individual as well as their attitude to ensure that they are not exclude or isolated. The carer has to accept and encourage individuals differences. The individual needs support in developing a sense of well-being and confidence in their abilities 2.1 Key legislation and codes of practise relating to diversity, equality,
Using our ethics can allow us to be acceptable of the choices we make. As people we are all faced with faults or imperfections, That is what makes us unique. It's what and how we fix our mistakes that make us different. In the Ethical Lens Inventory, my blind spot stated that " I believed my motives justified methods or my good was good enough." Meaning that I sometimes fail to be accountable to those who depend on me or need me the most.
Attitude - An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event. The way a human behaves depends a lot on how they look at the situation and what they expect to gain from it. Attitudes can sculpt personalities and the way people view who we are. People with similar attitudes tend to stick together as interests and hobbies are common. Subcultures: A culture that differs from the "mainstream" either through marginality or opposition.
Such issues include client’s exhibiting behaviours that are not recognised by such a society. This, in turn can lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding between the client and the counsellor. For example LaFromboise argues that “Adherence to a specific counselling theory or method may also limit the success of counselling. Many cultural groups do not share the values implied by the method and thus do not share the counsellor’s expectations for the conduct or outcome of the counselling session. To counter these differences, effective counsellors must investigate their clients’ cultural background and be open to flexible definitions of ‘appropriate’ or ‘correct’ behaviour (LaFromboise, 1985).
This type of conformity occurs due to pressure and wanting to not deviate from the group and therefore individuals “comply” with the group norm. The person would behave differently when not in the group setting in other incidences. Informational social influence occurs because when individuals are unsure themselves they turn to the group believing the majority to be genuinely correct in their assertions and behaviour. This is a form of internalisation because the individual would come to accept the groups view as their own and it would likely be repeated even without the influence of the group. This type of conformity is more likely to occur when the situation is ambiguous, there is a crisis or individuals believe other people to be “experts” and know more.
An individual’s sense of connectedness is conditional upon one’s acceptance of others and by others. Central to acceptance is having shared experiences and common understandings between individuals. For an individual to be accepted there is a level of expectation that they would conform to a set of ideas, morals and values. The choices that an individual makes to either conform or not conform to these ideals, influences their sense of connectedness to others. An individual’s choices not to connect to past culture and experiences can create barriers between themselves and others, hindering their acceptance of others and by others.
You can be honest without telling people exactly what you are thinking, because some things are better left unsaid. Trust / Reliability Trust is something I truly value in one´s character. I learned it the hard way that not everyone can be trusted and trust needs to be earned. Reliability is under the same category. In decision making one needs to have earned trust so the decision itself can be relied on.
The Ethical Lens Inventory is a personal evaluation tool to help individuals understand the values that influence their choices. (Ethicsgame, 2011) My preferred Ethical Lens is, “Rights - Responsibility and Results Lens.” My Ethical Lens Inventory results state, I like to balance my skills logically and my intuition with compassion, so that I may accomplish my responsibilities, while still looking for the better good of other individuals. The results also state my strengths and my weaknesses, as making the right choices for myself, and for other’s around me. At first, I was confused with my results, because I didn’t really understand what it was for. It was an eye opener, because of the things it was stating about my core values.
People act in a positive manner to other people who share the same values and less warmly to people that don’t. It is natural to spend time with people who share those same things as you. However, in a professional environment, you are required to provide the same quality of care for all, not just for those who share your values and beliefs. This may seem obvious to you, but knowing what you need to do and achieving it successfully are not the same thing. WHY IS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IMPORTANT?