Self-harm, suicide and intimate partner violence are examples in which a counselor should be actively assessing levels of safety and risk of a client. When it comes to members of one’s community’s safety being at risk, the community mental health workers and law officials approaches to mentally disabled members should be evaluated. Counselor Safety In the article, A Survey of Safety Training in Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs by Davis, Schultz, Anderson, and Bartley (2009), the article discusses the importance of safety training including counselor competence in identifying and responding to threatening incidents, communication, critical incident debriefing, and prevention, as well as conflict and lifestyle management. The authors express the importance of infusing safety topics into counselor education programs. An important concern in the counseling and social work field is the counselor or social worker being a target of violence.
Ethics Codes Comparison Paper: Code of Ethics Comparison between AACC and ACA Cheryl Walsh Liberty University Abstract The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) both make provision for an understanding of ethical practices in counseling through their code of ethics. The codes of ethics presented by both are to provide clarity of ethical practices that protect not only the client but the counselor and the profession of counseling as well. This report will identify similarities and differences between the AACC and ACA code of ethics in general as well as three specific ethical topics chosen by the author. The three topics addressed in this report will be client confidentiality, sexual intimacy between client and counselor, and referral of clients to another counselor or agency. Code of Ethics Comparison between AACC and ACA When considering similarities and differences of ethical codes one should perhaps begin by clarifying what ethics are as well as the purpose of a code of ethics.
Ethical issues in relation to psychological Research on human participants 1) The question of ethics is critical to psychological research define what we mean by ethics in relation to psychology. Ethics in relation to psychology is the study of nature and basis of moral thought. Ethics and morality is to do with what is right and wrong. Researchers have to stick to a strict ethical code of practice before any research can be carried out. This ethical code of practice is produced by the British Psychological Society (BPS )for short.
Assignment 304 TASK A supervision notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm or abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you with this supervision session Ai) What is meant by the term 'duty of care?' A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, you must put the people who use the services first. They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm.
Unit 5 – The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children E1 A practitioner working in professional relationships has a lot of responsibilities. The responsibilities of the practitioner in professional relationships should include the practitioner following the laws and legislations that are in place. The practitioner should also follow the policies and procedures of the setting to make sure that their practice is profressional and that they aren’t crossing any boundaries. A main responsibility of working in profressional relationships is being able to maintain confidentiality – this includes confidentiality of the staff in the setting, and confidentiality of children and parents coming in and out of the setting, if parents are to tell a practitioner something private then they have to maintain that information confidentially. As a practitioner working in professional relationships a main priority is thinking about the child’s safety and development, practitioners should work together to make sure that the childs safety is number one priority before anything else – the setting should provide a way of monitoring who is coming in and out of the setting at all times, for example, a finger print scanner.
Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff.
The therapist must also work within the confines of the law, for example if treating a child who has suffered sexual abuse then the therapist has a duty to disclose any details of the offender. The therapist must be open and transparent about the treatment given but not at the detriment of the client’s well-being. Karle and Boys (2010 p.59) suggest considering the needs of other people in the client’s life that may be affected by the impact of the treatment, such as a spouse. They even suggest meeting with the spouse also so the client
One issue that maybe encountered is involuntary group members. Corey, Williams, and Moline (1995) explained that ethically a counselor should advise clients of their rights, privileges and duties, as well as, advise them of any probable concerns they face if they choose to follow treatment. Another issue that may be encountered in group therapy is informed consent, which is extremely important when participation is mandatory. Informed consent is something that all counselors and counselor have to obtain from clients. Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position.
Describe how the duty of care affects own work role I and my employers have a “Duty of Care” when delivering services to the individuals in our care. We must follow the General Social Care Council’s (GSCC) Codes of Practice, our organisational policies and procedures and also Legislations and Acts, all of which set out the standards i am to follow. The GSCC regulates and controls the training and conduct of care workers and their employers and has a code of conduct which each are expected to adhere to. The care worker should • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers • Promote the independence of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm • Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and
Legal & Ethical Responsibilities of an assessor As trainers, we must join with our employer to uphold a number of legal requirements. It is not only the law that says that we should do these things, but by doing them we can be sure that the service we provide to our clients will be better. The following table gives an overview of the main legal and ethical responsibilities of RTOs and trainers. After the table, we will have a look in more detail at the OHS and Workplace Relations requirements of RTOs. |Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of RTOs and Trainers | | Responsibility | Description | |Occupational Health & Safety |There are laws that require us and our managers to make sure that we provide a safe | | |work environment for staff and clients, and to make sure that we have a system in place| | |to record and report any workplace injuries.