Ethical Decision Scenario Worksheet
Read the following scenario:
Shannon is a juvenile probation officer with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Recently, she covered her coworker, Janet’s client load, while Janet was on vacation.
Shannon met with several of Janet’s clients. After meeting with clients, she discovered a pattern in which the clients would report that they have not seen Janet in 2 to 3 months. However, the case files reflected face-to-face contact with all of her clients, despite what her clients stated. When Shannon investigated further, she found that the client notes were all at the same day and time, which is unlikely. Further, several of Janet’s clients needed referrals for counseling, but Janet never…show more content… Again in the paperwork there was some wrong information which proves that they don’t have a copy of that paperwork. But the clients have right to know their problem, strengths, treatment, procedures and also cost of services. If they were allowed to see that Janet couldn’t note down false information on them.
3. What, if any, client rights were violated? Janet was noting down false information on her clients. According to her paperwork she was communicating regularly with her clients but her clients said opposite. It proves that the right of clients of knowing about their treatment was violated and at the same time right of regular communication was also violated. Again the clients weren’t able to get record that Janet maintained on their problem. If they could get the paperwork they would be able to see that Janet were noting down false information on them. Some clients needed referrals but they hadn’t been referred. So they were not getting help which they not only needed.
4. How you would use the ethical decision-making model to address or resolve the situation? I would first try to understand the reasons for which Janet was not conducting a face-to-face communication with her clients and noting down information on them which were not true. Then I would identify and understand the standards and codes which are related this issue. Then I would talk to Janet And would asked her why she has