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Unformatted text preview: Legal Issues & Legal Issues & Ethical Decisions Things to Know & Think About Things to Know & Think About
Things to know: How are laws implemented? What are the key legal issues of which every human service worker should be aware? What are the key professional ethical values? What are the steps to ethical decision making & how are they different from each other? Things to think about: Will you remember to follow the steps of ethical decision making when faced with an ethical dilemma? What do I present & represent? What do I present & represent? Code of ethics Basic presentation – Image – Attitude – Tone How Laws Work How Laws Work
State laws Regulations Federal laws Regulations Agency policies and procedures Supervisors Streetlevel bureaucrats Key Legal Issues Key Legal Issues Confidentiality Privileged communication child abuse duty to warn Least restrictive setting Right to refuse tx danger to self/others Right to tx Privacy – informed consent – limited data access Due process Key Professional Ethical Values Key Professional Ethical Values Beneficence Nonmaleficence Selfdetermination Informed consent Confidentiality Nondiscrimination Selfdisclosure Accurate representation Professional competence Big three: sometimes in conflict with each other! Ethical DecisionMaking Ethical DecisionMaking
Identify problem or dilemma Identify ethical issues involved Review ethical guidelines Obtain consultation Consider courses of action Identify consequences Decide on course of action ...
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- Spring '09