“Personal values are basic motivation beliefs about desirable modes or outcomes of individual behavior” (Rassin, 2008, p. 8). Values give an individual a sense of what is right from wrong and it creates standard for appropriate behavior. Person values include honesty, punctuality, self-reliance, and concerns for others. Other personal values are truthfulness and sincerity. Professionals can make inform decisions and carry added moral responsibility to those held by population in general.
The values which one person feels are important in their life may not be so to another. To provide the best support to a person, their values must be taken into account and by doing so you will be empowering that person, increase their self determination and improve their independence. A person’s values will include their Individuality – as a carer you see each person as an individual and promote their interests, aspirations and needs in all you do. Your organisation should fit around these individualities not the person fit in with the organisation. Rights - the rights of people are protected by law, and in particular by the Human Rights Act 1998. protects people from harm and guarantees them basic entitlements such as the right to respect and equality Choice – Choice means having access to a wide range of options and information.
The Ethical Lens Inventory also helps you determine whether you begin an ethical analysis by focusing on the individual or the community. Two of the ethical lenses emphasize individuals determining for themselves what behavior is ethical. * Rights and Responsibilities Lens: You (autonomy) use your reason (rationality) to determine the universal principles and rules by which you and others should live. * Relationship Lens: You (autonomy) use your feelings and intuition (sensibility) to determine the choices that you should make to contribute to your happiness, and by extension, the happiness of all. The other two ethical lenses emphasize the community determining as a whole what behavior is ethical.
Ethics Alo ETH/316 Ethics and Social Responsibility May 13, 2015 Ethics Ethical theory is an important tool required for human life. Without ethics, our actions would be purposeless. The variety of ethic theories help guide an individual’s behavior in relation to somebody Without ethics, our actions would be unplanned and irrational (Manias, Monroe, & Till, 2013, Chapter 1-7). This paper will compare similarities and differences between virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics; ethics and morality of each theory. ETH/316AlsoAlAAlso, within is a personal experience, which explains the relationship between virtue, values, and moral concepts as they relate to one of the said theories.
Why? Because as I mention previously, I believe in the core values of social work profession. First of all, there are people that are holding positions in DCS, does not have the working knowledge nor a set of values, principles, and standards to guide decision making and conduct when ethical issues arise. I truly believe if one is to working in a setting such as the DCS that should be held accountable for their actions. Why?
The issues here are: * What are boundaries? Due to the personal nature of a helping relationship there exists a code of ethics such as boundaries that helpers abide to. Boundaries help set a structure that protects the interest of the helper and the helpee (Brammer & MacDonald, p.152, 2003). * What are boundary crossings and is it appropriate? Boundary crossings are practices going away from the traditional behaviour of helpers (Guthiel & Gabbard, 1993).
In this lens it is taught to focus on the processes, and the systems needed for an ethical organization. The difference between the first two lens discussed is that the Right and Responsibility Lens, and the Results lens focused on the individual, the Relationship lens focuses on the community. However in the relationship lens it has a few more concerns, such as how to protect the basic liberties of all people. These liberties are broken down into rights such as; The right to notice, The right to voice, not to veto, The right to have contracts honored. The Relationship Lens helped influence my decision by giving us a process by which basic liberties can be protected.
Personal Values Paper Ethics Awareness Inventory This paper is written for the purpose of construing the results of the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory self-assessment. At the beginning, Ethics are a very important in my life activities (personally, professionally, and educationally). On my beliefs, I think every body has a moral right to experience the [“good life”]. However, ethics are playing a very important part at the people life. The results of my awareness Inventory originated my ethical perspective to be based on the result (R) or consequences of my actions.
Ethics Essay Wesley Hurt ETH/316 10/23/2013 Sherry Johnson Metz Ethics & Theory Ethics can be defined as the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, or class of people. Ethics also deals with the moral principles of an individual. Virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics are the three main categories of theory dealing with ethics and the human decision making process. According to Boylan, “Virtue ethics is also sometimes called agent-based or character ethics. It takes the viewpoint that in living your life you should try to cultivate excellence in all that you do and all that others do.” (2009) Virtue ethics is driven by what is called absolute good.
Personal Ethical Statement My personal ethical statement Referencing to the ethical inventory I fall under the rights and responsibility lens, It states that I use reasoning skills to determine my duties as well as the universal rules that each person should obtain and follow. My core values are autonomy and rationality over equality. I tend to lean towards protecting the rights of individuals and I am not swayed into believing that individuals should be able to do what they believe is to be right even if others claim that the results are not fair for everyone in the community. I tend to moderately prefer rationality over sensibility. I also find that I use reason to find the rules of life but my actions are tempered my sensibility, being flexible as I strongly follow my intuition and heart.