6101 Discussion 7.docx - 6101 Discussion 7 Ethical dilemmas are problematic situations whose possible solutions all offer imperfect and unsatisfactory

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6101 Discussion 7 Ethical dilemmas are problematic situations whose possible solutions all offer imperfect and unsatisfactory answers. The incidental occurrence of boundary crossings may be unavoidable. And there may be therapeutic reasons for crossing the professional boundaries, too, such as eating a meal in a family-based treatment visit or attending the funeral of a hospice patient. However, there are harmful relationships that can be avoided in crossing. When it is crossed it is important to ask how the dual relationship will benefit in the therapeutic relationship, as stated by Kirst-Ashman (2010), Social workers not engage in dual-relationships or multiple relations with clients…in which their at risk of exploitation or potential harm to the client”. Also, ask how will ending the relationship affect the dual relationship and how will the dual relationship risk exploitation. The specific value or ethical standards that apply to the option chosen is the client’s sense of self, how vulnerable is the client? Is he or she likely to misinterpret behavior, or does he
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