Assignment: Ethical Decision Making
Select a current event or issue related to ethics for human and social services professionals working within a family system. It is not necessary to select an issue for this Assignment that contains cultural elements, although you may if you wish.
Review the â€œEthical Decision Making Modelâ€ found in Chapter 1 of your course text Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions. Consider how you would apply this model to the event or issue you selected. If your selected issue does contain cultural elements, you may consider applying the transcultural integrative ethical decision-making model discussed in the article â€œA Transcultural Integrative Model for Ethical Decision Making in Counseling.â€
Review the media Peer Consultation in the Learning Resources for an example of using peer consultation to inform ethical decision making.
The Assignment (3â€“4 pages):
Using the ethical decision-making model, write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you:
Describe your selected ethical event or issue related to working within a family system. Be concise yet specific about the ethical issues present.
Explain how you, as a professional, would resolve the dilemma using the steps of the ethical decision-making model. Use the NOHS standards as your relevant code of ethics to clarify the dilemma. For the step regarding consultation, explain what type of professional(s) you would need to contact for consultation (but you do not need to actually obtain a consultation for the purposes of this Assignment).