Ethical Dilemmas In The Care Profession

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The APA established ethical standards for internal factors including competence, privacy/confidentiality, record keeping and fees, education and training, and assessments for the purpose of government and/or professional associations, employers and other funding bodies that require accurate and appropriate records to be kept of the contact that they have with clientele. The vital aspect of keeping records is an of immense importance to the professional world. Simply put, the mere reason is that professionals need means of accountability for the services that they provide to others. They need a method of showing accuracy, and up-to-date data on their services provided. The aforementioned data would in fact best be served and supported through records. Furthermore, these internal factors likewise enable professionals in assisting their clientele in receiving services and/or care elsewhere; thus it can promote a continuity of care ((APA, 2010; Fisher, 2017). If there was no established standard, the maintenance of such records etc. would not be required. This would create a multitude of ethical dilemmas. Seeing as, records are maintained for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is for the benefit of the clientele, such conscious recording of clienteles needs, their supports etc. would not longer be a required duty of care (APA, 2010)…show more content…
(2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct including 2010 and 2016 amendments. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx# Fisher, C. (2017). Decoding the ethics code: A practical guide for psychologists (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication

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