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.
I adopted the ideas of Egan (2002)which contain three stages .The first stage involves being a skilled helper and focus on the client’s problem to build a therapeutic relationship, help mother to tell her story freely and helps the client to investigate their issues and concerns (Nelson 2007). It could be troublesome for the client to recount the story openly as clients have an inclination to be on edge and startled when reaching others shockingly. When I attend my client for the first time, she refused to talk so I respect the client’s wishes. Moreover, it gives challenge to know and clarify the reason behind that attitude. In addition, respecting the clients ' wishes to talk and explore is the important aspect.
Additionally, expressing empathy with our clients can be used to help clients feel comfortable and encourage them to open up by building trust (Shebib, 2017). With a friendship, empathy may be expressed differently such as crying with our friend or using more self-disclosure than you would in a professional relationship. Thus, in a professional helping relationship, it is important to not lose perspective and keep our emotions appropriate (Heinonen and Spearman, 2010). Likewise, in a professional social work relationship, we must empower our client’s self-determination. For example, we must be able to acknowledge our client’s capacity for change and provide them with choices and resources to do so.
That is why I think before I speak because I do not like hurting people’s feelings. *I have used this skill when I was listening to a friend talk about her problems, instead of judging her for what she is going through I thought of support words that will get her mind off the bad things. *Social workers always have to think about what is better for their clients. The social workers find resources that will help the clients resolve their situation, taking in
I have been in a similar situations with friends whereby they never showed loyalty towards our friendship and went ahead and did me wrong behind my back, so I feel meeting a client in that situation would make me feel the rage of what happened to me and I would judge the client and probable impose my honesty value and loyalty towards them. Dealing with my personal values in terms of ethical dilemmas I will be using the decision making model to address how I intend on dealing with my values mentioned above which are honesty, spirituality and loyalty in a therapy session. Even though not all can apply to my values, I have highlighted those that fit with my scenarios 1. Identifying the problem or dilemma Handling scenario 1 with honesty I would have to question what insights does
Malpractice is negligence, offense, or breach of duty by a professional individual that causes a patient to be injured. Much of the time, it includes when a nurse did not meet a standard of care or to deliver care that he or she should deliver in a similar situation. According to Standards of Practices “Standard 2: Responsibility and Accountability”, the nurses have to maintain, practice, respect and promote patient’s autonomy, as well as to provide care in a responsible and accountable manner. However, keeping the truth from a patient will not enable them to come to terms with their condition and give them the alternative for further treatment. Hence, it would be better to tell the patient the truth to guarantee that the nurse will not face any lawful issues unless the patient has a lack of decision-making capacity which could be caused by mental illnesses, such as dementia or being
Disadvantages Even though the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of informed consent, it is still vital to talk about the shortcomings involved. It is important for health care professionals to understand the disadvantages of informed consent just as much as the advantages so that they can prevent these drawbacks, if possible. The disadvantages I will be discussing in this section is the act of coercion and undue influence, emergency situations and special circumstances where informed consent does not apply, and therapeutic privilege. When informing patients about their care options, the health care provider may be convinced that one way is the best and may inadvertently pressure a patient to make a different decision than they originally
The nurse in the scenario is obligated, by the code of ethics amended in the year 2001, to try her best to save Matt’s life. These codes of ethics also state that when a nurse feel like there is a conflict of interest that they should distance themselves from caring for the patient as this would make caring for the patient more difficult and not as effective. In our scenario, the nurse does not like caring for drug abuse patients like the one she is caring for. A nurse’s self-respect and respect for patients is an important part that is encouraged by the American Nursing Association, this will insure the nurse can take care of his or her patients (Callara, 2011). The nurse could have had a way easier time if she would seek out help from the ethics committee.
When beginning any type of counseling relationship, clients should always know it is a counselor’s duty to warn the proper authorities if the client is a threat to themselves or others. If they are, it should be noted in their informed consent forms. Clinical assessment voluntarily or involuntarily will have to be considered if the client is a high threat level and law enforcement will be notified (Jackson-Cherry, L.R. & Erford, B. T. 2014). On the Tarasoff case, I found it ironic that the clinical psychologist, Dr. Moore, did not relinquish himself from the case as he was going through his personal trauma concerning his wife’s suicide attempt.
As to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), these ethical values mean maintaining the highest standards of professional work, confidentially, dealing honestly and respectfully, as well as not doing anything that will bring PR in disrepute (CIPR, 2016). When talking about ethics within public relations though, current research shows a trend of associating PR with all kind of unethical behavior, such as lying, spinning words, or even worse, espionage. Critics say, that public relations can never be ethical, because it is its sense and purpose to manipulate public perception (Bowen,