Healthcare providers rely on ethical codes to establish guidelines and standards for addressing issues that arise. Associations representing the professional organization are tasked with the duty of developing and tailoring a code of ethics to assist its members to understand expectations in their professional role. For example the American Health Information Management Association and the American Physical Therapist Association established a code of ethics for its members. Each association considers the relation of the health professional obligations and constructs a code of ethics to serve as guidance to the professional.
I enjoy reading your post; you provided sound knowledge of the ACA and NAADAC Code of Ethics. “The NAADAC Code of Ethics was written to govern the conduct of its member and it is the accepted standard of conduct for addiction professionals certified by the National Certification Commission.” Therefore, it is the responsibility of the addiction professional to safeguard the integrity of the counseling relationship and to ensure that the client is provided with services that are most beneficial. In all areas of function, the addiction professional is likely to encounter individuals who are vulnerable and exploitable. In such relationships he/she seeks to nurture and support the development of a relationship of equals rather than to take unfair
A healthcare administrator must use good judgment. They must be able to adjust their behavior to each situation, but must understand that conflicts will occur between different expectations in the code of ethics. Other expected behavior for a healthcare administrator is that one shouldn 't misrepresent one’s qualifications and shouldn’t misrepresent facts when communicating with other professionals during business activities. Overall, one’s behavior must set them apart from the others and their actions must show that they believe in a code of ethics and are a true representative of this profession (Bianca, 2017).
The client-helper relationship is the epitome of social work. And, the helper must take his/her responsibility to their client seriously. NOHS (2015) standards 1-9 promote respect, confidentiality, negotiation and recognition of the client’s right to self-determination and informed consent. Standard 2, which refers to informed consent, is by far the most important code in the section as it sets the parameters of the client-helper relationship. This NOHS (2015) regulation ensures the client is fully aware of any services that may be rendered, his/her rights to accept or deny the services and to withdraw from services at any time. Standard 2 satisfies a basic human need of being fair, honest and ethical, which will help develop a better counseling relationship. On the other hand, because I believe all life is important and has purpose, standard 7, which states the professional should not impose
As a social work student, we are provided with the foundational education necessary to succeed in our profession. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics is the most significant publication because it “is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2017). For this assignment, we are charged with exploring other professional codes of ethics to gain a better understanding of how they may be similar or differ from one another. Therefore, I choose to explore the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics with the intention of conducting a comparison analysis of both documents.
The professional track I am pursuing is clinical mental health counseling. In regards to The American Counseling Association ethical guidelines, a counselor is to adhere to enhancing the human development, appreciating multiculturalism/diversity, advocating social justice, ensuring counselor-client relationship integrity, and practicing in an efficient and ethical manner (American Counseling Association, 2014). According to the American Mental Health Clinical Association (2016), the counselor is to be committed to their clients, committed to other professionals, committed to the clinical supervision, obtain professionalism, committed to the community they serve, and maintain integrity (American Mental Health Clinical Association, 2016).
Planning is transforming socially, but to achieve change it has to bring together, politicians, planners, and residents (Sandercock, 2004). Citizen’s opinions and rights should be taken into consideration. It is the number one rule in the planning process for participants. It says, “recognize the rights of citizens to participate in planning decisions” (Ethical, n.d.). Cities cannot progress unless they change their ways of doing things. To find out how a city is actually doing it has to see itself from an outside prospective. They will most of the time see that what they though was normal is actually something they grew accustomed to. A way that can lead to planners being progressive is to use a therapeutic approach. This approach involves “the “whole person” to be present in negotiations and deliberations, but being prepared to acknowledge and deal with the powerful emotions that underpin many planning issues” (Sandercock, 2004).
Counselors must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations when providing counseling services, such as those related to crisis prevention and intervention. This knowledge can guide the counselor in making appropriate decisions to best assist the client. The American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2014) provides counselors with the core principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice and fidelity to guide them in decisions making. Furthermore, the following ACA (2014) ethical codes are applicable to crisis counseling:
While becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is important to follow the American Counseling Association’s (ACA, 2014) Code of Ethics when treating clients, making ethical decisions, and adhering to the professional standards set forth within the Code of Ethics (Remley & Herlihy, 2016). Another beneficial tool as an LPC, is joining the American Counseling Association, and other professional organizations. In this paper, I will discuss the membership benefits of joining the American Counseling Association and highlight the advantages of also joining the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).
The purpose of this paper is to know the importance of research in the field of counseling. Address the importance relationship between research and counseling. This paper will also discuss the importance roles and responsibilities of research in the field of counseling. It is important to be aware of the ethical and legal consideration when working with clients.
When reading the IAMFC Code of Ethics and AAMFT Code of Ethics I found that they compare significantly, much more than they contrast. Many of the principals coincide. For example, the topic of multiple relationships is one of the many principles that parallel in many codes of ethics. The IAMFC Code of Ethics encourages family counselors to “avoid whenever possible multiple relationships, such as business, social, or sexual contacts with any current clients or family members” (Section A). Similarly, the AAMFT Code of Ethics also requires that therapists “make every effort to avoid conditions and multiple relationships with clients that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation. Such relationships include, but
You make a valid point, as counselors, we must identify our biases and values, to accurately self-assess, and continuously overcome such bias before practicing. As I read the ACA Code of Ethics, I see the value in the set standards, and they represent a model of efficacy and objectivity. That being said, one does not simply awaken to their biases, assess their behavior and improve upon oneself. Often one is less than objective when it comes to self-identifying, especially when it comes to one's core values. For my part, I have begun to examine my core values more objectively. Mindfulness practice helps me to gain perspective into myself, and to connect with the collective consciousness. Thank you for your valuable discussions,
The principle of autonomy is to consider the clients’ rights on making their own decisions when resolving their own conflicts. The counselor cannot tell them what to do in order to resolve their problems. The counselor encourages the client’s personal growth while respecting the client’s culture, personal values, and belief. Corey et al, (2015) states that supervision counselors that are being trained, must learn that there is no need to surrender their own values and beliefs; however, they should learn to leave their own personal values and beliefs out of the counseling sessions (p.75).
According to American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, beneficence is working for the benefit of the others by developing mental health and welfare. The principle of beneficence need counsellors making a decision to the benefits and best interest of the clients based on professional evaluation. Simply stated, counsellor must proactive to do good to client and prevent harm when possible. To boost the quality of the services provided to client, regular and on-going supervision is needed. Systematic monitoring of practice is needed to make sure that the client’s best interests are achieved. An obligation to act in the best interests of a client becomes the most important objective when working with clients in this
In 1970, Humphreys conducted a study on the sexual exchanges between men in public restrooms called the tearoom trade (Humphreys, 1970). The research conducted in this study and how this research was retrieved will be evaluated using the American Psychological Associations (APA) ethical principles and code of conduct (2010).