The dilemma lies in how the social work practitioner would respect the patient’s autonomy and determining whether the patient is competent. Furthermore, the social work practitioner is responsible for assessing whether the patient understands the consequences of his or her behaviours. Because, often than not, there are different risks associated with the patient’s refusal to medical treatment and services. Thus, in such cases, social workers would face the ethical dilemma of deciding whether to protect or limit the right of how the patient should live his or her life. The second ethical dilemma is that social work practitioners and their clients have different personal values.
Mental health counselors encounter many ethical dilemmas in forensic settings. This paper will discuss two ethical dilemmas encounters in forensic treatment settings. It will also examine the complication the dilemmas have on treatment in forensic settings. Lastly, it will communicate guidelines and ethical principles in resolving each dilemma. Two Encountered Dilemmas One ethical dilemma that mental health counselors encounter would be institutional policies against disclosure (Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2005).
Ethics are moral priciples that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity. In the practice of therapeutic hypnosis, there are many important ethical issues to consider in relation to patient safety and quality of care. Different therapeutic approaches will entail different ethical beliefs, but all behaviour on the part of hypnotherapists is obviously bound by national law and professional guidelines. Increasing administrative duties and legal pressures on therapists unfortunately encourage many to focus primarily on record-keeping and avoiding litigation rather than actual quality of care. Not only must therapists meet minimum legal requirements, they must also focus on how patients can be best served.
“A breach is, generally, an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information.” (Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 2013) This definition accurately describes what took place in Mr. Steven’s situation. Sue should have taken the time to reach out to Mr. Steven, not only to inform him of the breach (which should also be done in writing,) but also to let him know that the situation was being handled in an appropriate manner. This would have helped Mr. Steven’s view of the practice and also may have helped him not to lose faith in the organization. Not notifiying the patient of the breach is a legal violation of the HIPAA law(s.) It is also an organizational
Confidentiality: is a key care value which protects the privacy of the informations of a service user , when dealing with records and other information concerning individuals who use service. Confidentiality is a protection to personal information of a service user that helps respect the privacy of the service user by not sharing the information with others to build up a trust between the client and the care worker.Dilemma;there are times when it is not easy to decide whether or not disclose information you have to given in confidence.The only time confidentiality may be broken is when: -If they intend to harm others,If someone has said they are going to harm themselves or the action harms the,If they plan or have being involved in a criminal offence.
Hence, the hygienist had to ensure a duty of care to the patients with her quality services. Conclusion In spite of knowing that such health issue may happen to the patients by using the anterior sickle instrument, she continued to do the same. This is an unethical practice, that reflects complete dishonesty to her profession. Moreover, the reaction from the dentist employer was not proper. The dentist employer did not provide an immediate solution to this issue.
Just because certain homo individuals act a specified way, doesn 't necessarily mean all of them act the same. She would like for this to occur because, it is constantly happening and people are basically mimicking these human-beings. It is really unnecessary and if you choose to do so, it should be in the right way. Not one person no matter if they are into the same things may act alike, and doing so can be harmful to those you are speaking upon. The strategy used help people understand that the homosexuals aren’t alike and all don’t act the same as another one do.
Description of an Ethical Dilemma According to Masters (2015), “An ethical dilemma is a situation in which an individual is compelled to make a choice between two actions that will affect the well-being of a sentient being, and both actions can be reasonably justified as being good, neither actions is readily justifiable as good, or the goodness of the actions is uncertain” (p. 129). In practice, nurses are continually faced with varying ethical issues and dilemmas. When making day-to-day decision nurses must rely on their critical thinking skills to aid in their decision-making (Masters, 2015). Ethical decisions originate from well thought out findings constructed from the following variables: personal and professional values, competencies,
In the social work profession, it is a requirement to have a thorough understanding of ethics and some of the ethical dilemmas that one can face. On my journey as a social work student one of my assignments was specific to ethical dilemmas. The ethical dilemma that I chose to write in this paper about was multiple relationships and violating counselor client boundaries. The class that I wrote this in was HMS 102 which was values of human services. The main topic of the paper focused on the negative effects of sexual relationships.
With the formation of LGBT and other groups promoting social equality, American culture has become increasingly accepting of different sexualities and individuals who refuse to conform to the unspoken norms of society; however, this does not necessarily mean that the social norms, themselves, are any different. In America, our society has the tendency to inflict impossible standards upon individuals for sexuality and morality through sexual scripts, heteronormativity, misconceptions about gender and slut shaming. It unrealistic to expect every person to have the same morality or sexual tendencies, yet it is common for people to be criticized or ridiculed for pursuing what they want. Morals and sexuality should be determined by the individual, not by society. The standard for sexuality and morality is an issue, but is often masked by the belief that it is not apparent Sexual scripts reflect social norms, beliefs, and reinforce social power in relationships by providing guidelines for sexual feelings and behaviors.
He gave proposed compliments to her about her appearance and made uncertain sexual allusion. The EEOC rules express that it is illegal to bug an associate, potential worker, director, or subordinate in a sexual way. The provocation does not need to be sexual in nature for it to be unlawful, yet it can incorporate comments that are constituted as unsavory; to incorporate annoying in view of a man 's sex. Not all lewd behavior is illicit; it is just unlawful when it so over the top that it makes issues that influences the working environment. It likewise expresses that a lady who has been verbally hassled yet not touched can record a body of evidence against lewd behavior under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Therefore, they have to be more active in proving themselves that what they do is justified. In the context of religion, their behavior is not considered atypical and their masculinity is preserved. However, “if the motivation is to satisfy a secret desire for homosexual activity then there would be a problem” (Burke, pg.151). Gender deviant activities are not sinful as long as it is heterosexual. Non-normative sex is an individual’s taste until the motive challenges heteronormativity.
Meanwhile the government are not protecting the LGBT community because it’s considered “wrong” this causes violence towards homosexual. For example, the cons about Gay Rights is that “Married LGBT couples can access the same assistance as heterosexual couples and are afforded the same amount of protection under the law”(Duigon 4). The government does not show equalness towards the LGBT community as they do to the “straight” people. It’s disappointing that protection is reduced because he or she is attracted to their same gender or more, but how government ignores that fact that they are struggling as well at the other and yet nothing has changed for them. To go into more detail, Mississippi has created a law to where doctors can refuse to provide medical care to he or she that are homosexual, as well as therapist do not have to counsel them either.
One of these rules is that prior sexual history should not be brought up by defense counsel to discredit complainant. This helps to protect the complainant from further trauma and to insure the trial is fair and just. In trials, complainants are able to use testimonial aids. There aids help prevent further trauma from happening by aiding complainants tell their emotional stories. There are many challenges faced in Sexual Assault Law.
They would take the necessary step to notify her if they feel like the patient exposing other through risky behavior by not informing his sexual partner of his disease. It would be considered unethical and violate the patient right for privacy because it breaches of confidentiality agreement giving to the patient as a safety blanket to know they information is not shared in a malicious manner. When patient feel like their information is not confidential to the point anyone can obtain their record. It would make it less likely for a patient to seek treatment with the fear of other knowing their information from a simple STD or terminal illness. The patient safety is in HIM hand even when HIM do not physically touch the patient, but the record store and organize to enabled the physician to provide accurate treatment for a patient is their lifeline.