The NASW Code of Ethics guides social work practice to empower those individuals who are oppressed, vulnerable, and living in low socioeconomic status. An ethical consideration that must be addressed in this case, is “1.07 privacy and confidentiality and 1.03 informed consent” from the NASW Code of Ethics. As a social work intern at an outpatient substance abuse treatment agency, the issue arises when writing monthly reports to probation officers. The client has signed all necessary forms for the agency and it is the social worker’s role not to disclose information without a valid consent from the client. The social worker in this case does not answer to adult probation and is not legally required to disclose any information concerning
Chris McCandless, whose story is analyzed in Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a young adult who decides to leave his known habits and material belongings behind and live a completely self-sufficient life in the wilderness, a choice which ultimately leads to his death. In doing that, he also forfeits his family and friends. With that in mind, a question can be posed regarding the ethics of said behavior. As a childless, single and financially independent man, Chris McCandless has absolute ownership of his body and thus his decision to continue doing a sport that he knows can kill him is ethically defensible.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW, 2009) Code of Ethics is a guide to social workers’ practice by offering standards, values, and principles. The Code of Ethics is useful in facilitating the social workers’ decision-making process when he is presented with complicate ethical issues. Ethical issues arise with conflicting values, principles, and standards. These conflicts may occur between the social worker and his clients, agency, or institutional policy, other social workers, professional in other disciplines, or the social worker’s personal values.
One of the components of maintaining a complete health record is by authenticating each entry to show authorship of entries in the document. In this Ethic Scenario III (where one of the physicians does not want to sign his individual report), it is the responsibility of the other physicians within the group to bring that to the attention of their chief or the director of Physicians so that the physician can be reprimanded and made aware of the rules and regulations that govern his refusal to sign his written/dictated report. In addition, the HIM director should remind the physician either in writing or with a telephone call that the AHIMA code of ethics II vs 2.5 emphasizes that professionals working with personal health information should
The Sanchez family is a multigenerational family, not unlike other families living in the United States. Current person-in-environment conditions and lifestyle choices hinder the capability to improve their quality of life. Intervention from competent and committed professionals will change the dynamic challenges the family faces. Two distinguished goals in the social work profession identified in the National Association of Social Works’ Code of Ethics (NASW, 2008).
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
When reading the IAMFC Code of Ethics and AAMFT Code of Ethics I found that they compare significantly, much more than they contrast. Many of the principals coincide. For example, the topic of multiple relationships is one of the many principles that parallel in many codes of ethics. The IAMFC Code of Ethics encourages family counselors to “avoid whenever possible multiple relationships, such as business, social, or sexual contacts with any current clients or family members” (Section A). Similarly, the AAMFT Code of Ethics also requires that therapists “make every effort to avoid conditions and multiple relationships with clients that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation. Such relationships include, but
Planning is transforming socially, but to achieve change it has to bring together, politicians, planners, and residents (Sandercock, 2004). Citizen’s opinions and rights should be taken into consideration. It is the number one rule in the planning process for participants. It says, “recognize the rights of citizens to participate in planning decisions” (Ethical, n.d.). Cities cannot progress unless they change their ways of doing things. To find out how a city is actually doing it has to see itself from an outside prospective. They will most of the time see that what they though was normal is actually something they grew accustomed to. A way that can lead to planners being progressive is to use a therapeutic approach. This approach involves “the “whole person” to be present in negotiations and deliberations, but being prepared to acknowledge and deal with the powerful emotions that underpin many planning issues” (Sandercock, 2004).
John Q a factory worker faces one of the worst parental situations. His son is going to die if he does not get a heart transplant as soon as possible. Once a man that tightens tightly to morality is now on the edge of what it seems ethical and unethical. He tries to get help from his medical insurance to pay the expenses of the operation, but they let go of his hand because what John contributes every month does not qualify him to finance such an extremely expensive operation. His son, meanwhile, oblivious to the sufferings of the father, comes closer and closer to death. Then there is a change in John 's good that will give birth to another man, a consciousness that will lead him to act, to rebel, without caring about transgressing the values that up to then supported his existence. Finally, he decides that the life of his son is worth more than any rule or law.
It is essential for individuals and those representing an organization to understand what is an ethical dilemma. Wells Fargo financial corporation was involved in a dramatic ethical issue due to millions of unauthorized bank account openings. As explained in The PLUS Ethical Decision-Making Model, “many organizations battle to develop a simple set of guidelines that make it easier for individual employees, regardless of position or level, to be confident that his/her decisions meet all of the competing standards for effective and ethical decision-making” (n.d). The Wells Fargo scandal is evident prove that employees lacked ethical judgment and management supervision. The seven ethical decision-making steps foster straightforward thinking that
What is Ethical Leadership some may ask. It is leadership that shows through the actions of having respect for ethical beliefs and values, and for the dignity and rights of others. Ethics is associated with the morals and values an individual finds desirable. It is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “ethos” meaning custom or character.
Ethics are a set of moral principles that guide personal or group behavior. Ethics is actually a discipline of philosophy, and is sometimes referred to as ethical theory, moral theory, philosophical ethics, and moral philosophy. On the contrary, business ethics integrates the core elements of ethical philosophy into business activities, institutions, and organizations. Business ethics focuses on the study of moral standards-of right and wrong- and how these standards are applied (or not) to the production, distribution and utilization of goods and services. These standards are applicable to both individuals within an organization and the organization as a complete entity. It’s very evident that corporate ethics is much more complex than ethics alone. There are five important issues of ethics and social responsibility in the strategic planning process. They are the social responsibilities to the stakeholders, transparency, independence, respect, and fairness and truthfulness.
Ethical leadership is related to employee job satisfaction by impacting a positive influence on employee performance (Resick et al., 2011). The ethical leadership also found to increase the intrinsic motivation and job responses (Piccolo, et al., 2010). The willingness of the employee to report any concern and problem also depends on the organization culture and leadership behavior (Brown et al., 2005). It is also studied that a leader with strong ethical traits can affect positively to task significance and autonomy of the employee job (Ruiz, Ruiz & Martinez, 2011). According to them, the followers have willingly perceived the good traits of their leaders and thus good moral, values are practiced in an organization that can shape the overall
A leader is one of the main component of an organization. There is no organization without a leader. A leader is a person who have the power or authority to lead, guide, or command other individual, a team, or an organization. As an organization is a tool to achieve an objective, there is a need of a leader to lead everyone in the organization to achieve the objective.