FMSC 383 final exam study guide

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Unformatted text preview: F MSC 383 Spring 2010 Final Exam Study Guide LEGAL ISSUES AND ET H ICAL DEC ISIONS How are laws implemented? ❷ State/federal laws o Regulations Agency policy and procedures • Supervisors o Street level bureaucrats Key legal issues for human service workers ❷ Confidentiality o No national standards o State laws establish exceptions of confidentiality related to voluntary/involuntary disclosure o Authorization to release information = document providing the client with info about release and purpose o Duty-to-warn (homicidal) o Duty-to-protect (suicidal) ❷ Privileged communication o Child abuse – practitioner is legally obligated to report information to ensure safety but must comply with disclosure laws o Duty-to-ward ❷ Least restrictive setting ❷ Right to refuse treatment o Danger to self/others ❷ Right to treatment ❷ Privacy o Informed consent – authorization to release information o Limited data access ❷ Due process = a citizen’s entitlement to fair treatment through a normal judicial system Key professional ethical values ❷ TOP 3: beneficence, non-maleficence, self-determination o Beneficence = doing right things, resulting in good o Non-maleficence = not causing or being capable of causing harm or destruction o Self-determination = the process by which a person controls their own life, ‘we cannot do anything for anyone else’ ❷ Sometimes in conflict with each other ❷ Other important values: informed consent, confidentiality, non- discrimination, self disclosure, accurate representation, professional competence Steps to ethical decision making These steps are different from each other because they work off of the previous step and each one wouldn’t be possible without the accomplishing the ones before. Consensual sex example? GENDER EQU I TY AND D ISABIL I TY LEG ISLAT ION Important to remember that everyone will fall under one of these categories in human services: ❷ Deal with funding directed towards human services ❷ Know laws and advocate for clients ❷ Client nor employer know basic rights and people aren’t reminded ❷ Know the law to help get rights restored Important elements of each federal law ❷ Equal Pay Act of 1963 o Pay systems must be based on comparable worth o Employees must review pay systems for evidence of sex discrimination o One of the first human rights laws Employers did not act on it when it first went in to place, not enough incentives or fines o .70/1.00 ratio o Finally changing Could be due to women or the fact that men are making less o Passed by JFK ❷ Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act o Law forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin o A much easier law to enforce than the equal pay act o The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is required to be on site for every agency that gets federal money o During the time when a lot of time was put in to energy o ‘Affirmative action plans from employers with unequal...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC 330 taught by Professor Grutzmacher during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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