Hi Aleksandra, Thank you for sharing your outstanding post! I concur with you one hundred percent on the many valid points you have highlighted and I believe you have a very firm grasp of the NASW Code of Ethics. I am simply going to add that it is crucial to the clients that we serve now and in the future to maintain the highest of ethical standards in all of our interactions with clients or their personal information over and above the NASW Code of Ethics requirements. Thank you again for sharing your post. Calvin
Tracy, Your thread was truly insightful. Before counseling anyone of a different ethnic background it is crucial for counselors to have a clear understanding on another person’s culture, values, and religion. In order to effectively counsel of those of different cultures, it is important for counselors to take a class, or at least read up on multicultural counseling. Even though the counselor was a Christian, they should have reviewed the AACC code of ethics. This code is especially helpful for those who are Christian counselors.
Jeff Wilson’s “Mindful America”, chapter one provides a helpful historic timescale as to the development of Buddhist mindfulness practice within America beginning in the year 1844 up until the present. This chapter works to establish a foundation for understanding chapter two, which explores the mystification of Buddhism within America. The term mystification is used to describe the ways in which the connection between Buddhism and mindfulness are altered, reduced or disregarded depending on one’s purposes. In particular, I would like to focus on the ways in which the religious connections between the two are being modified because I find this rather remarkably bizarre. Secondly, I would like to discuss the gender implications of this process of mystification as I think that
Values, Rights, and Duties of Patient and Significant Persons It is Jared’s right to make the decision about whether to disclose his disease, based on the principle of autonomy. He has the right to be heard and the right to privacy and confidentiality. Additionally, Jared values his health and the relationships that he forms with his coworkers and wants to consider all aspects before making any decision. It is his duty to make sure that he takes care of himself and is not taking any risky behaviors that may lead to spreading the disease. The other employees of the restaurant also value their health and relationships and want to make sure that Jared feels welcome to his new position, while also having the duty to not discriminate.
Mindfulness is an intentional awareness of one’s self and one’s environment in the present moment that is cultivated by the practice of withholding judgement of one’s thought. Kabat-Zinn believes that “inhabiting the full dimensionality of our being,” is the inner resource all humans possess and must utilize to reach their full potential (FCL xxvii). Mindfulness is tuning into this full dimensionality, yet at the same time focusing in on one thing specifically, that thing being whatever may be occurring in the present time. This ‘object of awareness’ may shift from practice to practice, or within a practice, and can be almost anything: the breath, noise, sensations on the skin, emotions, or even thoughts. Often the details chosen to practice
The National Association of Social Workers, or NASW, code of Ethics relates to youth and adolescents regarding mental health because it advocates for social issues that occurs on a common level. Social work practice is dedicated to the approach and theory to intervene of social justices. The NASW works particularly on the behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals as well as prevent and eliminate domination, exploitation and discrimination (Hutchison, 2013). Additionally, social workers have the responsibility to know and comply with federal, state and local regulations and policy to address topics of guardianship; parental rights; advance directives; and reporting requirements for abuse, neglect, exploration, suicide and threat to harm
According to the RIPS Model, an ethical decision making guide for physical therapists, an ethical dilemma is when, “Two alternative courses of action may be taken, both of which fulfill an important duty, and it is not possible to fulfill both obligations.” In the field of physical therapy, like other healthcare fields, ethical decisions are made daily. There is a variety of situations that put physical therapists in uncomfortable positions. These range from confidentiality codes to more complex situations involving health insurance and billing. Ultimately, the physical therapist must use their own judgment, but the Physical Therapy Code of Ethics and RIPS Model of Ethical Decision Making both serve as a guide for determining the best course
The NASW Code of Ethics provides social work practitioners with resources for ethical decision making, serving as a guide to professional code of conduct. The Code of Ethics is divided into four sections, which summarize the profession’s mission and values, an overview of the Code’s main functions which includes a guide for dealing with ethical issues and dilemmas, and it provides ethical principles which are based on the core values that inform practice (NASW, 2008). The NASW provides resources and useful information when faced with ethical decision making, such as ethics consultation. Through the application of the NASW Code of Ethics, my work is guided by values, ethical principles, and ethical standards. In this instance, the Code is
The APA Code of Ethics has ten (10) enforceable Standards that assist practitioners in their assessment and treatment of patients and provide a guide for behavior and professional conduct. These Standards include the following: Resolving ethical issues, Competence, Human relations, Privacy and confidentiality, Advertising and other public statements, Record keeping and fees, Education and training, Research and publication, Assessment, and Therapy. Practitioners practicing in the psychological field use these Standards, and the five (5) Principles, as they navigate the field of psychology and make decisions in their practice, their research, and the development of future educational programs. It is these carefully crafted Standards and Principles,
Before the Affordable Care Act was put into work, over 45 million Americans were uninsured. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was then made to help those who were uninsured. It allowed people with financial struggles with the same opportunity as everyone else to have a healthcare plan. Even though the law was passed in 2010, it took a full year of back and forth to get it passed in the Senate. Obamacare may help you get coverage, but charge you an annual fee if you don’t have one.
Self assessment is a concept familiar to me however one that I am not very comfortable with for it further clarifies my realization that I have so much to learn in every aspect of my life. It does keep me grounded and able to learn from anything and everything on a daily basis. I work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and as a Neonatologist I am the team leader in a multitude of situations which require quick, precise and accurate decision making skills on a daily basis. These decisions are not always huge life altering moments but those that can have an impact on a baby and a family.
An argument, once presented, should stand by itself, regardless of its presenter. To say that the profession of a writer affects the credibility of their argument is foolish. If a janitor presents the same argument, it needs to be refuted the same way. Demeaning a writer for their choice of profession would be, at best, an ad hominem fallacy.
Provision 9, is about the nursing profession and all other professions and organizations in the health care field. They must articulate nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy. Articulation and assertion of values discuss how nurses have affirmed core values that we all strive to have to be able to provide the best quality of care. These core values though may be jeopardized when confronted with a conflict. This section in provision 9 does not greatly expand further, but throughout all of the other provisions, this is not a new topic as through the case studies done weekly, we are able to practice our nursing judgements and ethics to resolve case studies.