Any personal views that are not associated with counseling goals must be circumvented, and counselors need to continue to be aware of these views and regard all forms of diversity when it conveys to clients Competency and proficiency are important ethical values as well. Forming the necessary skills required as a counselor does not only improve the client-counselor
Multiculturalism and its Relationship to Canada’s National Identity Though multiculturalism has been shown to be a wise policy economically and politically, the effects of multiculturalism has unintentionally complicated the Canadian national identity. Though multiculturalism is a significant part of the national identity of Canada, it has brought the population further away from national unity as the country struggles to maintain equality among and respect for all cultures. To derive a national identity from such an amalgamation of cultures has also proven to be a challenge throughout past decades as many Canadians view multiculturalism and immigration as being threats to the ‘Canadian way of life’. Officially adopted as a national policy
(8) The ethical purpose of informed consent seeks to shift the decision-making away from the clinician and towards the patient(7). The basic elements of informed consent consist of the patient having capacity to decide, the clinician providing evidence of the risks, benefits and alternatives, the patient understanding the information and freely deciding on the treatment or intervention. (9) The literature regarding consent also highlights that it is an active process, therefore, consent can be given or withdrawn at any point in the process(5, 7). This essay will critically explore the ethico-legal principles of consent from a clinical perspective. This discussion will include the constraints of informed consent within the clinical practice setting and the implications for the patient and the Physician Associate
This process usually takes an hour to complete, and the intake counselor will go over in very specific details about informed consent. The clients are encouraged to read all forms and ask questions if they don’t understand anything. Once a client is settled into the treatment process, their counselor will recap and highlight informed consent and what it means throughout their treatment stay. One of the things that my agency focuses on is the right for self-determination with the clients. We make it clear from the beginning that they have rights during treatment.
Multiculturalism is popular in many countries as it can be used as a strategy to fight inequalities. Supporters of multiculturalism claim that it removes social and cultural barriers for immigrants and minority groups, making them feel more welcome in Canadian society, promoting a stronger sense of belonging and pride in Canada (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7). Therefore, multiculturalism is useful as it assists in the integration of immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, critics argues that multiculturalism accentuates the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as the nation’s citizens as it promotes “ghettoization and balkanization” (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7), thereby encouraging members of ethnic groups to look
Communication barriers between participants (patients) and researchers (healthcare professionals) can create misunderstandings and prevent participants from making fully autonomous decisions. The main objective of informed consent is to respect and promote participants’ autonomy (respect for person) and to protect them from potential harm (beneficence);
Different dialogues and food can tell a lot about where a person is from. Therefore, understanding the culture is essential. With understanding comes respect. When in other countries, it is important to respect the culture, and the local people. Despite of your beliefs, you should not judge the country because they have a different way of living than you do.
It’s essential to include the individual with any decision-making, it is your job to make sure that the individual does not feel left out or ignored. 3.4: Explain what steps to take if consent cannot be readily established. The steps that I would take if the consent cannot be readily
Examining the current political behavior of different nations and the place that the cosmopolitan ideals have globally, Craig Calhoun identifies a negative result that current world politics lead to: “multiculturalism have in the eyes of many liberals been excessive and become sources of domestic divisions and illiberal appeals to special rights for different groups” (Calhoun 6). The great diversity championed by Appiah also creates difficulties to carry out his call for a global world. The call for multiculturalism leads to many targeted policies. A government creating laws that target certain groups place a certain stigma on those groups thus separating them from the rest of the community. This separation solidifies already existing gaps between cultures and people.
The informed consent issue as discussed is very much driven not by the medical procedure or research being done or what could arise from it. Some might say, is it necessary at all? Is it really worth the paper it’s written on if the validity can only be resolved in a court of law? Does the “informed consent” arise from the issue of legality or ethics? If from legality that means that ethics plays no part.