ETHICS IN PRACTICE 1
ETHICS IN PRACTICE 2
Applying Ethics in Practice
As a human service professional there may be times when I encounter situations that go against my personal values. I normally believe that everybody deserves a second chance; that bad things happen to good people and at times good people make bad decisions. I try to see the good in everybody regardless of what they might have done in the past.
Personally, I am appalled, disgusted and resentful of pedophiles and child abusers. There is nothing worse in my opinion then someone who preys on innocent children. I don't share these same feelings for children who have become sexual predators as a result of their abuse or sexual abuse while this may sound like a contradiction. My strong distaste for child abusers and sexual predators is towards the adults and young adults who simply enjoy inflicting torment and pain onto those who are valuable and naïve for their pleasure and gratification.
Personal Values and Ethical Conflict
My feelings regarding pedophiles and child abusers could cause ethical issues should I allow it to. As a human service professional I am required to treat everyone with the same respect, dignity and professionalism regardless of their indiscretions. While I have very strong feelings about this group of people, I have to develop a way of putting my personal feelings aside and providing the type of treatment they seek.
ETHICS IN PRACTICE 3
An Ethical Resolution
My ethical perspective would begin with the transcultural integrative model. First, I need to determine what problem I have with assisting this particular client who is a pedophile or child abuse. I need to understand my client's situation fully and not pass judgment. Once I have obtained all the facts surrounding their situation I can evaluate my personal values. Should I still have a conflict, my next course of action would...