Ethical leaders establish connections that are characterized by belief, respect and care for their members. During the decision-making process, ethical leaders make decisions based upon ethical values and decision rules and take into consideration of the ethical impact for both temporary and long-term benefit of the stakeholders. The credibility as an ethical leadership subjects upon being recognized as a moral manager who guides people on the ethical dimension and allowed people to recognize what is anticipated and hold them accountable. Moral managers decide ethical guidelines, share ethics ideas, lead-by example and emphases on rewards and punishments as to enforce the ethical behaviour in the organization (eds Bowie & Freeman 1992). Ethical Decision Making
As I read the clients message I struggled in identifying how I should address the dilemma at hand and wonder if perhaps not responding right away and seeking assistance from my program supervisor could help me make the right decision. I was cleared that as a social worker I have the moral obligation to consider the ethical implications of my decisions in others and wanted to help the client to the best of my abilities. As I struggled I considered the ethical principals that constituted the dilemma. The first ethical principle being the dignity and worth of the person- to respect your clients right to self-determination. This can be done by helping the client enhance her capacity/ability to make her own decisions and address her own needs.
In my opinion, one of the values a counsellor should possess is to be ethical, adhering to professional standards for the benefit of both the counsellor and the client. When clients seek guidance from a counsellor, they are most likely vulnerable and easily misguided by unethical counsellors since they view the counsellor as an authoritative figure. Hence, some guidelines have been outlined to ensure ethical practice in the counselling profession. An ethical counsellor should do no harm to the client and be responsible for their clients’ wellbeing within the social context of helping (Ivey & Ivey, 2007). These guidelines are linked to important issues such as the competence of the counsellor, in which counsellors should practice within their knowledge, skills and competency boundaries, referring clients to another counsellor or seeking supervision when they lack the competence to handle a client’s case.
.1 Significance of the Concept Ethical theories are a system of ideas intended to explain something, concepts devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena. Ethical theories try to explain the ethical actions and dilemmas in various situation because no theory in and of itself can provide the “correct” answer to any single ethical conflict. Ethical theories can be used as a way to analyze ethical problems. Ethics play a major role in the practice of nursing profession. The nursing professional practice is guided by the ethical theories and principles, hence the significance of this concept.
Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice The social work profession and its Code of Ethics dictate that social workers must act in the best interest of the client, even when those actions challenge the practitioner’s personal, cultural and religious values. In practice; however, ethical decision-making is more complex than in theory. As helping professionals, social workers are constantly faced with ethical decision-making or ethical dilemmas. As noted by Banks (2005), an ethical dilemma occurs “when a worker is faced with a choice between two equally unwelcome alternatives that may involve a conflict of moral principles, and it is not clear what choice will be the right one” (as cited in McAuliffe & Chenoweth, 2008, p. 43). In addition, ethical
Within any workplace, the codes of conduct will shape the ethics of the organizations. For the individuals, the ethical dilemma will be a recurring challenge. These issues will involve areas of our interpersonal values, duty, and obligations. Ethical issues intertwine in our development, intimate life and our professional life and one must make a rational decision to balance both worlds. Some deciding factors on how one responds to ethical issues are usually influenced by their cultural upbringing, their community, and the professional arena they are confronted in (Boatright, 2013).
They possess two or more competing solutions that are morally correct, but acting on one would mean transgressing the others. Potential solutions of ethical dilemmas are guided by societal, cultural and personal ethical guidelines. In the public relations industry, public relations practitioners often find themselves tied up in complex ethical dilemmas as they strive to confront the pressures of twisting the truth to suit the client’s interest (Bowen,
Traditional models of ethical decision-making (EDM) are an inadequate framework for understanding how leaders respond to ethical dilemmas under conditions of uncertainty and equivocality. Sensemaking models more accurately illustrate leader EDM and account for individual, social, and environmental constraints. Using the Sensemaking approach as a foundation, previous EDM models are revised and extended to comprise a conceptual model of leader EDM. Moreover, the underlying factors in the model are highlighted—constraints and strategies. Four trainable, compensatory strategies (emotion regulation, self-reflection, forecasting, and information integration) are proposed and described that aid leaders in navigating ethical dilemmas in organizations ( Thiel, Bagdasarov, Hardaker, Johnson, & Mumford, 2012).
A. Individuals should be encouraged to learn what personal ethics means and set their own boundaries according to personal ethics when they have to decide what actions would have to be taken in ambiguous situations. They also have to have right morals and values, so that they know what are considered to be ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ personally or subjectively. Individuals should ask themselves when making decisions if they are making legal decisions. If the decisions are not legal, then they have to reconsider the decisions.
Abstract: Teaching profession is ethical by nature where the decisions/ judgments for day to day fulfillment of obligations and duties towards different stakeholders (students, parents, administration, colleague and profession) are strained with ethical constrain. These professional ethical constrains poses ethical dilemmas for the teachers. The areas giving rise to these ethical dilemmas for the teachers and the factors that are considered unethical by the teachers have been found to be given much importance in studies done globally. The cases of ethical dilemmas reported by the teachers themselves have been found revealing the grey areas of the teaching profession. Such grey areas must be brought into focus of teacher education for not only