Value Objectivity Paper Dominea Lopez PCN-505 10/18/2017 Abstract Counselors are held to strict standards that can cause ethical conflict with clients. Working as a professional counselor can be risky especially when it involves working with clients that are difficult to treat. Clients have their own belief system it is important counselors are aware of that, and don’t impose their own values and beliefs towards the client. I examined past research on belief systems and analyzed how ethical implications can cause dilemmas when a counselor expresses their values and beliefs onto a client. I provided steps counselors can take to make sure they are not in violation and ways to successfully work with clients who don’t
Hence as a counselor it is important to respect their clients’ self-government and ensure precision in information given. Commitment of a counselor plays a big role in a therapy. It is not ethical for a counselor to neglect a client such that the client’s well being is not taken care of. It is also important for counselors to have a fair treatment with all their clients. No matter how each client will be, there must not be any form of judgment, which will cause any form of unfair
Keeping our emotions together while performing our jobs shows that we know how to behave in an ethical manner. It shows not only that we can pinpoint a problem, but we are fully aware of all the ethical results that go along with it. Your client is entering a relationship with you, with the hope of trusting you with the information they are telling you. As a counselor, you are supposed to be patient, responding to their needs, and establishing a moral motivation towards their recovery. The client is not always going to make rational decisions, and the counselor is there to intervene within the process.
Patients are ultimately responsible for their own health and wellbeing and should be held responsible for the consequences of their decisions and actions. All people have the right to refuse treatment even where refusal may result in harm to themselves or in their own death and providers are legally bound to respect their decision. If patients cannot decide for themselves, but have previously decided to refuse treatment while still competent, their decision is legally binding. Where a patient's views are not known, the doctor has a responsibility to make a decision, but should consult other healthcare professionals and people close to the patient. It is important that people are in control of what happens to them while under the care of their doctor, especially if they're alert and aware.
Ethical Standard 1.19 is one of the APA guidelines most closely associated with the debate surrounding self-disclosure. The guideline recommends that psychologists should not exploit persons over whom they have a guiding responsibility, evaluative, or other authority such as their clients or patients (APA 1992, p. 1602). APA Ethical Principle E covers a comparable pronouncement that highlights the fact that psychologists have influence and power over their clients and must, therefore, evade using that control in a manipulative manner. Though these ethical principles do not refer explicitly to the subject of self-disclosure, concerns about client exploitation often are raised in relation to therapist self-disclosure. It is exploitative and unethical to self-disclose if the therapist is using that self-disclosure to get his or her own needs met by the client.
In this case the physician is justified in his/her actions by discontinuing medical or surgical care to the patient because it will not it her. These principles are what healthcare provider use to help and guide patients with the ... ... middle of paper ... ..., beneficence, non-maleficence and justice help us understand and explain which medical practices are ethical and adequate. These principles are used to protect the rights of a patient and the physician from being dishonored. The principle autonomy allow an individual to act freely in accordance to their self-chosen plan. This means that healthcare providers must always get the patients consent before making any decision about patient’s life.
If the psychologist feel the need, he could also consult with other professionals regarding this situation. In conclusion, terminating therapy as a result of the client’s inability to pay for the treatment would be unnecessary and harmful to the client. Rigid boundaries could interfere with the psychologist building rapport as he/she will be seen as cold and distant (Zur & Lazarus, 2002). The boundary crossing could be carefully managed so that it does not interfere with the therapeutic goal and relationship.
Having an awareness of death and non-being gives an importance to living. • The relationship between counsellor and client is a collaborative one, the counsellor should be aware of their own world in order to help the client work out their meaning in life. They must respect and have belief in the client to discover other ways of being. • An existential counsellor can be confrontational, esp... ... middle of paper ... ...ling is that existential therapy is not technique focused, although sometimes they do take techniques from other approaches. This is different from CBT as it heavily relies on techniques and systems to help clients.
Boundary crossing usually occurs when counsellor or practitioner allow dual relationship with a client, which means assuming two or more roles. As an example it could be the situation when a client is also a friend, partner, ex-partner, relative or colleague. Mutual re... ... middle of paper ... ...eeking help. In this situation risks are obviously outweigh the benefits. If practitioner finds that there is a relationship which may cause potential harm to the client or impair professional judgment he must take every effort to resolve the situation with maximal compliance with the Ethics Code (Corey 1996, p.67; Corey & Corey 2003, p.256).
The counselor gets clients and clients feel motivated and at ease with counseling. Confidentiality however has limitations. The counselor needs to make sure that their clients are well aware of the exceptions to confidentiality before the counseling commences. Maintaining confidentiality involves more than just the mentioning the client’s name. It also includes not giving away information that will clearly identify the client.