One can argue that there is a moral failure of the legislative body to pass laws that does not provide the needed protections for older woman against perpetrators. The requirement of the perpetrator needing to be known to the older victim appears unjust for the older woman. For example, older women suffer from dementia which renders her forgetful of the individual/caregiver (Reingold, 2006). In this scenario, the perpetrator of the abuse may not be known to the victim ... ... middle of paper ... ...g Center utilizes the call log to analyze data. The only limitation to the study is that it failed to mention any costs related to obtaining the services.
According to the Connecticut Department of Mental Health And Addiction Services, it is stated that many people with either a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness don’t want to seek help because they don’t want to be labeled as “mentally ill” or “crazy.” No one should be mistreated because they were born different. Whether physical, behavioral
According to Lawrence (pg 130) This information is important because a lack of understanding of cultural differences can created barriers between the social worker and the client, particularly during the beginning phase of practice. Social Workers can run the risk of misinterpreting client behaviors, values, and attitudes if they do not understand the culture of their clients. The assessment neglects to include clients personal attributers and characteristics which can be important when looking at the clients strengths and protective factors. Although the assessment included a stressor/concern section there was little information given by the clien. The assessment states, “when asked what causes her stress, client reported that some of her ‘pet peeves’ (ex: chewing with mouth open) annoy her and make her angry.
Nigro and Uhlemann (2004) explain that because of the challenges presented by dual relationships, many counselors work to avoid and prohibit them. But from an ethical standpoint, such relationships do not always negatively impact clients. As a result, dual relationships tend to be one of the top ethical dilemmas reported by therapists. Sexual relationships between counselors and clients should never ben permitted due to the power associated with the counselor’s role with clients. While ethical guidelines vary between different counseling associations as to whether it is acceptable for counselors to have sexual relationships with clients after the professional relationship has ended, in many cases these relationships continue to be prohibited.
Additionally, it is not appropriate for Suzie to share too much personal information. According to Roth and Worthington (2011), “The type and amount of personal information that a clinician shares with clients should be carefully monitored, ensuring that the focus of counseling remains clearly on the clients and their needs” (p. 362). While Suzie feels she is empathizing by sharing detailed personal information, she may be causing more harm than good. In her article “Drawing Boundaries,” Lott (1999) emphasizes that personal stories should be used sparingly and only when they may benefit the client. Finally, it may be valuable for some clients to have Suzie’s phone number; however, she should use discretion when providing it.
Mr. Gordon's association with the mental health system appeared to be marked by power and control issues. "Consumers/ex-patients often report a feeling of "invisibility"; they sense that their views and desires do not matter (Carling, 1995, p.79 )." The commission's report (1995) spoke of several incidences where Mr. Gordon eluded to his desire for autonomy. Mr. Gordon did not wish to live in a supervised setting. Mr. Gordon did not wish to attend group day treatment settings.
Still today, one of the biggest challenges is being able to talk to that person about their addiction. Even though I personally have not had the opportunity to speak to a loved one or acquaintance about an addiction. Research shows when confronting a person with a problem; it takes preparation, patience, and being totally honest with that individual. Talking to someone with a dependency is something that most people avoid because people like myself would not want others mending in our lives; we, even, tend to believe that it is not our problem how much our f... ... middle of paper ... ...was able to. Thus, what did start out as a simple little habit became an addiction to nicotine.
This feeling of denigration “[includes] negativity about a patient’s chance of recovery, misattribution of unrelated complaints to a patient’s mental illness and refusal to treat psychiatric symptoms in a medical setting”(2014). While patients are being treated, they are also being scrutinized, and treated as inferior just for having a mental condition. Even while having minimal access around the country to mental health treatment, the treatment itself is plagued with malpractice. This raises many questions about the mental health care systems, as well as the human rights that the patients are entitled to as human beings. While in a hospital, no one should feel like they’re being shamed or patronized because of their condition, regardless of the medical ailment.
Week Three Reflection 1. What are the most difficult ethical dilemmas you face? Interning at Family Abuse Services, the most difficult ethical dilemmas working in the domestic violence field have to do with confidentiality and mandated reporting. Respecting clients’ confidentiality can sometimes create tension between the ethical desire to keep certain information confidential and the legal requirements as a social worker to report child abuse or domestic violence. When working with domestic violence victims releasing client information due to the mandated reporting law verses putting clients in more danger because of making a mandated report becomes the issue.
Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling are very prevalent today. Counselors may or may not know how to counsel people of different race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity socioeconomic status, disability, age or spirituality. Due to their lack of knowledge in that area, ethical issues may arise. In order for a counselor to gain knowledge of Multicultural Counseling, the counselor must begin to gain an understanding of their clients past and culture. It is also important that the counselor does not categorize the client based his/her race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity socioeconomic status, disability, age and spirituality.