Issue of confidentiality affects for example a research on people living with HIV and AIDS; participants are entitled to their privacy on their status therefore a researcher should either use code numbers to identify them or fake names. 2. Honesty The principle of honesty should also guide psychological researchers. Honesty should be maintained as they report data, results, methods and procedures. Data must not be falsified, misrepresented and fabricated, Baines, JA (1980).
To deal with these dilemmas in a wise way, a social worker has to keep in mind of their responsibilities and the six Core Values, which are the key points of this case study. Key words: ethical dilemmas, professional responsibilities, the Core Values A Case Study on Ethical Dilemmas, Social Workers’ Responsibilities and Core Values In this case scenario, the dilemma arises when I find out that the plan of closing the mental hospital made by my employing agency is detrimental to my clients’ well-being. Normally, I should be obligated to implement any plans issued by my agency. However, when a policy is unjust and harms my clients’ rights and resources to their well-being, its violation may be justified. To an ethical social worker, a person’s rights to well-being may override laws, policies, and arrangements of organizations (Hepworth, Rooney, Strom-Gottfried, & Larsen, 2010, p. 73).
The establishment of a Code of Ethics by the American Anthropological Association demonstrates that the members of the anthropological community are aware that their object of study is the human being, and as such, research and teaching must include an ethical dimension in order to safeguard against possible negative consequences of the profession. Thus, the AAA Code of Ethics concisely recapitulates what anthropologists consider to be the meaning of ethics itself, according to the specific ethical issues that are highlighted in this document. In an examination of the AAA Code, it becomes apparent that the latter above all emphasizes the dignity of the human subject, to the extent that one could say the underlying message of this code is that the object of anthropological discourse must first and foremost always be considered a subject. The Code begins its understanding of ethics by stating that anthropological researchers are essentially confronted by two forms of obligations. The first is an obligation that does not differ from those of “members of other groups, such as the family, religion, and community” thus indicating that anthropologists have a basic social commitment and responsibility.
Counselling Skills, Development and Practice Unit 06: outcomes 4.1 – 4.5 Assignment: Ethical & Legal Contract in the Counselling Profession Wordcount: 2055 words In this essay I will examine the function of the Ethical & legal Contact in Counselling. Included will be the guidelines within the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. The relationships which form between counselor and client must have some boundaries for both parties and the BACP has standardised a code of ethics to help safeguard both, even though there are multiple differences between each person. For example, people generally have different morals, principles, code of conduct, culture, religion, upbringing, mind and heart set, as well as own developed boundaries for each individual. I will be looking into these aspects in this essay, as these are the facets which will affect the relationship between counselor and client.
Ethical Decision Reflection Holly Regan HSM/230 October 30, 2013 Vicki Grant Ethical Decision Reflection The ethical decision in question that was in need of addressing was the Responsibilities of and toward Clients and the Public, which states services are to be delivered honestly, openly, and professionally and with compassion and respect for the clients served. Upon the witnessing of a discriminating offense toward a possible client, an ethical decision was made to take appropriate measures for possible disciplinary actions to be made for a representative of a human service organization well-known to the community. The purpose for this decision was for making a stereotypical deciding act upon a possible client whom was asking for assistance with an offered program. Once this individual inquired about the program they were informed that no funds were presently available and therefore the organization was unable to assist them at this time. The offered program was still available and still had funds in order to accommodate those in need.
According to Lisa Macintyre’s writings on “Ethics in Research,” when doing sociological research there are various aspects to consider. One, in my opinion being the most important is taking into consideration that you must weigh out the possible consequences of your research. To be more specific Macintyre quotes, “ As far as I am concerned, the only thing is consistently unethical is to not think through the possible consequences of our research” (Mcintyre, Readings.54). I found myself nodding with agreement reading this statement because there are always consequences resulting from social research studies that vary in severity. If these consequences aren’t taken into account innocent subjects may be harmed, bad reputations can be put on yourself or your affiliates, and other various negative results.
Closing statement/restate thesis Integrity is the value of consistency of actions, methods, expectations, and character. While integrity may describe a person’s “moral” actions, people of integrity may in fact, act immorally; people may assume a person to have integrity even though that person may hold mistaken immoral views. Integrity also takes a lot of strength and loyalty, and Author Miller exemplifies this well through John Proctor’s character in The Crucible such as. The Crucible tests the character’s integrity through the severe witch trials of Salem and maintains their resilience in which they encountered. Proctor’s action throughout Author Miller’s The Crucible show that people of integrity may in fact act immorally.
Codes of Conduct in Law Enforcement All law enforcement personnel are subject to codes of ethics/ethics laws. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) seems to be the primary entity that sets forth police ethics, minus in-house policing. From my research, I’ve seen that most departments across the country make their own codes of ethics, though they are all very similar, and also add the IACP codes of ethics to them, if they’ve been missed in the original, department-written, document. A code of ethics is thought of as a moral compass that helps one decide how to act in critical moments. They are important for those who are in positions of power, due to their influence on society.
Main Body a. Ethics and policing page 6 b. Need for ethical behaviour page 6 c. The ethical dimension of policy page 6 d. The importance of police ethics and accountability page 6 e. Predicament of policing page 6 f. Conflicting Demands page 6 g. Ethical dilemmas page 6 h. Police corruption page 6 i. Core elements of ethical policy – code of ethics page 11-12 5. Conclusion page 13 6.
Running head: ETHICS IN GROUP COUNSELING Ethics in Group Counseling Arthur Silver Rio Salado College Group Interventions with the Chemically Dependent CHD 250 Sections 10929 Michelle McGuire August 15, 2011 Ethics in Group Counseling When confronted with the subject of ethics different people have different ideas or conceptions based on their own interpretation, morals, beliefs, cultural influences, and personal experiences. In the realm of group counseling a high standard of ethical behavior is essential to protect the members of the group, the facilitators and anyone else involved in the group dynamics. This paper will explore the subject of ethics in group counseling by looking at how we define ethics, the ACA code of ethics, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and a brief interview with a member of the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Dr. Kirk Bowden. The paper will then focus on issues of informed consent, rights of group members, confidentiality, as well as cultural issues as they apply to ethics. Ethics can be defined several different ways.