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Running head: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING DEBATE1Ethical Decision Making DebateSamantha Buglewicz, Elisha Dupree, Erika Grant, Caprice Muir, Ashlee Stewart, DawnSturdevantPsych 660March 12, 2018Dr. Darrel Turner
ETHICAL DECISION MAKING DEBATE2Ethical Decision Making DebateWithin the field of psychology, professionals have a stern obligation due to the many challenges they encounter on a daily basis. Every problem holds its own merits and requires psychologists to put their personal morals aside in order to attend fully to their patients. Their commitment to the Ethical Code and Principles of the American Psychological Association (APA) requires a duty to remain unbiased, the ability to be non-judgmental and the expectation to remain professional as relationships are established with the clients. Learning Team B will present an Ethical Decision Debate describing a selected ethical dilemma and why it’s a dilemmawhile providing sound arguments as to what the two methods of resolving the issue are and the justifications in doing so. Our argument will also include why each of the methods explained should be used. As a team, we are confident this debate will show the clear ethical decisions needed to resolve the problem in question.The EthicalDilemmaThe scenario is that Dr. Jones has been treating a patient for a few months on a bi-weekly basis when he finds out that he is related to the patient. The last visit he has with the patient reveals that the patient is his deceased sister’s daughter that was adopted out 18 years ago. He does not know how to feel about the discovery that his patient is his cousin much less one that heis treating. He first needs to decide if he is going to let the patient know of the familiar relationship and then decide if it is ethical to treat this patient further or come up with another solution to the patient's treatment.

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