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Despite Ethics Being The Core Of The Life Of A Professional’S

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Despite ethics being the core of the life of a professional’s work life and professional identity (p. 33), “who we are” (Welfel, p. 4), and the code representing the best judgement of one’s peers about common problems and shared professional values, no code of ethics provides a blueprint of resolving all ethical issues (Welfel,p. 10) and the code of ethics are not cookbooks for responsible behavior (Welfel, p. 11). However, people are more vulnerable to harm from irresponsible professionals (Welfel, p. 185); therefore, the best strategy is the development of a professional ethical identity before engaging in a practice where multiple role demands might exist (Welfel, p. 32). The potential for ethical dilemmas is clutter and a potential…show more content…
Is this a potential slippery slope phenomenon, in which nonerotic touch can be a first step toward sexual contact (Welfel, p. 204)? Is Dave’s compassionate care of cutting toe nails because they are paralympians? These are typically people who don’t want to be singled out as folks needing help. I’ve completed a course on Adaptive Sport where we studied paralympians. They don’t come across to me as the type folks who need help trimming nails. They seem to find innovative ways to get things done independently instead of asking their sport psychologist. However, I do understand social responsibility and contributing to human welfare. This is covered in the AASP’s code of ethics. AASP members seek to contribute to the welfare of those with whom they interact professionally (AASP code, Principle E). AASP members “apply and make public their knowledge in order to contribute to human welfare” (Whelan, AASP code, Principle F). Multiple Relationships. (a) AASP members must always be sensitive to the potential harmful if unintended effects of social or other nonprofessional contacts on their work and on those persons with whom they deal. Such multiple relationships might impair the AASP member’s objectivity or might harm or exploit the other party. (c) AASP members do not engage in sexual relationships with students, supervisees, and clients over whom the AASP member has evaluative, direct, or indirect authority, because
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