The Code of Ethics were develop by Mental Health associations for professional standards that on an Individual. It’s a guideline that implicates how people operate ethically, their expectation and appropriate behavior. Counselors should be obligated in familiarize themselves with the code of ethics. The Code of Ethics provides values, morals and understanding on how to utilize ethical decisions. This guides a professional in their self-reflection and self-awareness on a daily basis. It allows you to understand how to dictate an individual belief, law and religion (ACA, 2014). It also implements your professional responsibilities, growth, development in administering and promoting healthy relationships. “The Code of Ethics is law that adheres
American Counseling Association (2005). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author. - See more at: http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/ethics#sthash.13ImD8Lb.dpuf
I have chosen the business profession topic of higher education administration. I am extremely familiar with this profession; as it is the job that I currently hold. There is a plethora of different activities and task that are dealt with on a daily basis within this profession. Some of these items consist of assisting both full and part time staff and faculty, maintaining order within budgets and finance, including all purchase orders and check requests, facilitating student awards, including scholarships, staffing and training within the department, as well as dealing with public policy and laws within the college. It is immensely obvious that this job would keep anyone busy. This alone is one of the reasons I love this profession so much. Each day brings something new, and important group of items to accomplish. Anyone who holds this job, would go into work everyday knowing that the tasks that they are about to perform, will create a difference to not only to the departments and its students, but will also make a difference within the entire college. This person alone has the responsibility of making ethical decisions every single day as well as watching out for others who may need help being pointed in the proper ethical direction based on their knowledge of the school’s ethics plans that have been put in place. If someone were unaware of the ethical standards in this profession, there is a lot of room for things to head in a corrupt direction rather quickly.
Some of the guidelines in AACC code of ethics are similar to those in the ACA code of ethics. The AACC code of ethics also addresses the issues of confidentiality, consent, and compassion (American Association of Christian Counselors, 2014, pp. 13-25). Each of these are important in the counseling relationship.
This model identifies five moral principles which are: justice, autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and fidelity. These fundamental guidelines are used to clarify issues that involve any given situation. Ethical guidelines may not address all situations, but will allow a counselor to explore ethical dilemmas and conflicting issues. Counselors are responsible to encourage clients to make their own appropriate decisions and to act on their own values. Two important things to consider when counseling client are: autonomous encouragement helps clients understand how their decisions and values that may or may not receive within the context of the society; they live in or may impinge on the rights of others (Kitchener,
Ethics is the judgement and the moral actions used in interactions with cultures and society and its focus is on the client well-being. Ethics is defined by Remley and Herlihy (2010) in the counseling field as “professional behavioral and interactions” (p.4). Counselors do rely and are guide by Codes of Ethics. The role and relevance of the ethical principals, the ACA and AMHCA Code of Ethics are the base of the counseling profession. Without them this career would not have a guide on how the professionals should act and react professionally in all the different situations that are faced in this field.
American Nurses Association. Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Silver Spring, Md: American Nurses Association; 2001.
The IACP code of ethics was initially written in 1957, and was later revised at a conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 17, 1989. During the graduation ceremony for many law enforcement personnel the law enforcement code of ethics is used as an oath ("NCJRS Abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service", 2016). In this code of ethics it affirms that officer’s fundamental duties are to serve the community; protect lives and property; guard the innocent against fraud, the weak against oppression, and the peaceful against violence; and also respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice. The code of ethics also states that all officers have to keep their personal life untarnished and identify the badge they wear as a symbol of public trust and faith. The police code of conduct contains the ethical mandates that law enforcement officer use to perform their everyday duties. The guidelines in the code of ethics include things such as acting without prejudice, exercising good judgment, using deathly force only when necessary, and maintaining discretion, truthfulness, and a professional image at all times ("NCJRS Abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service",
Garity, J. (2005, July 26). Ethics: Relationship of the ANA Code of Ethics to Nurses’ Collaborative Efforts. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume102005/No3Sept05/CodeofEthicsRelationship.html
Life Skills Coaches Association of British Columbia. (2001, December 23). Code of Ethics. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from calsca.com: http://www.calsca.com/ethics_lscabc.htm
Remley, T. P., Jr., & Herlihy, B. (2014). Ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling (4th ed., pp 196-223).
Fowler, M. D., & American Nurses Association (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
I chose this document to show my ethical competence because it demonstrates application of an ethical framework to a subject that I had not experienced, couples counseling. The subject was very difficult, due to my experience only working with child/adolescent population. As I grew to learning the concepts of ethics in this course, I learned that there is no straight answer.
Joseph T. Catalano (2015) defines Code of Ethics as written values of a profession that act as guidelines for professional behavior. Epstein and Turner (2015) believe that the Code of Ethics provides a central foundation to guide nurses in decision making and conduct. The Code of Ethics is standard across all roles and environments and is non-negotiable; describing values, obligations, duties, and professionalism in ideal circumstances (Epstein et al, 2015). Research found that the biggest threat to the Code of Ethics is an oppressive environment, unclear and overwhelming role expectations, and moral suffering; however, nurses tend to find different ways of resistance and influence by finding strength in numbers while being assertive in order to achieve goals (Epstein et al, 2015). An effective Code of Ethics for nursing needs to provide guidance on how to manage ethical problems in different levels, it should be able to be used in a clinical setting and provide patient-level and
Welfel, E. R. (2013/2010). Ethics in counseling & psychotherapy (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.