ethical and legal issues 1

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In Chapters 8 and Chapter 9 of your textbook, you read about ethical and legal issues the human service professional may encounter. The human service professional will encounter ethical dilemmas in their professional career. You have read about how ethical practices are guided by a professional code of ethics. The chapter discusses several professional organizations that have established codes of ethics for the helping profession, including the National Organization for Human Service (NOHS), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the American Psychological Association (APA). The human service professional code of ethics is guided by the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS). Incorporating ethical considerations in the workplace is paramount to the human service professional. Violations can result in disciplinary actions or even dismissal. The human service professional must have a personal constitution which supports and represents the values stated in the NOHS Code of Ethics. The code of ethics and laws should guide your professional practice. You also read about how the human service professional must maintain boundaries. Establishing and managing appropriate boundaries for the professional allows for good practices. The readings allowed you to self-examine and reflect on ethical codes, laws, and appropriate decisions. Recognizing unethical behavior in yourself and your colleagues allows for competence and responsibility.

Discuss an area in which you might be uncertain about your position in an unethical dilemma with a client. What about an unethical encounter with a colleague? Discuss your ambiguities. How might you manage your professional position ethically?

As you also read, dual or multiple relationships are inevitable, pervasive, and unavoidable, and have the potential to be either beneficial or harmful. There is much debate in regards to the human service professional successfully maintaining dual or multiple relationships. What are potential benefits of dual (or multiple) relationships? What are potential unethical threats?

Please remember to cite your work using APA format when referencing from the text or outside resource

 
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