Paper 3: Ethics in the Movies: Antwone Fisher
In What Ways Might the Therapist Seem to Have Violated Principle Ethics? During the film Antwone Fisher (Black, Haines, & Washington, 2002) the therapist who worked with Antwone seemed to have Antwone’s best interest at heart, but still managed to violate some ethical codes. One of the first violations that I noticed was when he tried to terminate therapy with Antwone after only three sessions. Whereas he initially informed Antwone that he was only required to see him for three sessions, as the sessions progressed it seemed obvious to me that Antwone may need more, and even asked to come back for a fourth session. According to the 2014 American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, A. 11.c. Appropriate Termination, “Counselors terminate a counseling relationship when it becomes reasonably apparent that the client no longer needs assistance, is not likely to benefit, or is being harmed by continued counseling.” I think that the therapist trying to terminate therapy with Antwone after three sessions was an obvious violation of this ethics code as it was not in Antwone’s best interest, especially given how much distress it caused him.
Is There Any Way That the Therapist’s Handling of the Case is Justifiable Under the ACA Code? Much of what the therapist did in the film (Black et al., 2002) was unorthodox and may have seemed to be going against the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, however, it also seemed obvious to me that the
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Physical therapists are bound by a set of code of ethics determined by the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). It’s a set of 8 principles holding the purpose of providing good behavior and performance as well as guidance for physical therapists in facing ethical challenges.
The ACA’s code of ethics list under the developmental and culturally sensitivity portion, counselors should communicate appropriately in a cultural sensitive and developmental manner (2014 ACA Code of Ethics, 2016). The language she exemplified was written in for an average day to day person to understand. She did not mention arrangements of interpreter or translators as suggested by ACA code of ethics. I also noticed that she did not list continuation of services incase the death or incapacitation of the counselor that ACA code of ethics states. In all, Ms. Forione is very thorough with her consent and she used language that any average person could
The ACA Code of Ethics states, “when counselors are faced with ethical dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, they are expected to engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making process,” (ACA, 2014, p. 3). Throughout these three case studies, I will use the seven-step ethical decision-making model to address the important professional issues, relevant ethical codes, and legal standards (Forester-Miller & Davis, 1996). By applying the steps to each case I will share how I came to my resolutions.
The client is a 26 year old, single, male, African American. He is an active duty ship’s serviceman seaman serving in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3). Seaman (SN) Fisher is residing on board the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) that is permanently stationed at San Diego Naval Base, 32nd Street in California. SN Fisher was given orders to report to Navy Mental Health Services Department on base as Involuntary Command Referral for diagnosis and treatments, to get an evaluation and expert psychiatric recommendation about whether the service member is mentally fit to stay in the United States Navy. SN Fisher is unwilling to begin counseling,
Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Yalom has been both entertaining and interesting from a counseling standpoint in that it provides a scandalous and as was in most of the cases, a look at what could go wrong if ethics in a clinical counseling setting go awry. Following the characters of Seymour Trotter, Earnest Lash, and Marshal Streider in working with their clients and with each other the ethical lessons to be learned become obviously apparent, if not emotionally painful. Although, numerous issues arise throughout the book, there were at least three that will be covered within the context of this writing. In consideration of each of these ethical breaches there will be dialog on the nature of the ethical issue or violation, where the ACA ethical code applies, ramifications of the ethical issue or violation on both parties, and application of Kitchener?s five primary ethical principles that were involved or violated. In addition, the justification offered by the characters in the book for their actions or considered actions, application to the situation in the setting of Clinical Mental Health counseling, and indication of personal response to the situation presented. Understanding that the use of these ethical principles and considerations as they apply in counseling are unequivocally valuable tools in helping a practitioner in working with clients to make comprehensive decisions that will not create conflict within their ethical parameters and are aligned with the laws
Ethical violations of unlicensed therapists claim to cure homosexuality. Richard Cohen purposely promoted that he had the cure for homosexuality. He claimed to have started off with one of his gay friends who didn’t want to be gay anymore. He held sessions with his friend and continued them till his friend was allegedly no longer gay. After the first success, he then decided to try it out with other people outside his comfort zone. He had done research and practiced over and over again till he figured that it was correct and that he would finally have a cure to fix this homosexuality epidemic.
Welfel said that code of ethics are not cookbooks for responsible behavior. She said that codes fail to provide recipes for health ethical decision making. Although Dr. MacDuff’s comments could be construed as “no big deal”, especially since the statistics don’t highlight such professional behavior as an ethical dilemma requiring legal representation for misconduct, this seemingly harmless anecdote of Dr. MacDuff’s is actually covered in great detail in the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. In addition, Dr. MacDuff’s behavior demonstrates basic ethical insensitivity (or a breakdown in moral sensitivity….the process of recognizing the situation as one with implications for the welfare of another) (Welfel, 2016). I would even consider his actions as a breakdown in his moral character, too. Moral character typically requires virtues such as compassion, integrity, and conscientiousness (Welfel,
Ethics would be incredibly broken in doing such research. These animals were not made to live in this environment and would be harmed. During the movie we see not only animals having problems, but humans. In the end four people died due to the creation. It could not be controlled and due to the lack technology and knowledge.
Physical Therapy is one of the most quickly growing occupation fields within the United States, and with this quick growth arises questions of ethics and morality. Physical therapy consists of the treatment of disease through physical methods, including light, heat, cold, sound waves, electricity, and exercise. This means that physical therapists and physical therapist’s assistants can use many different methods to treat people. However, treating people can be very difficult because of all the various possibilities and reactions that could occur with these different treatments. Physical Therapy occupations have the potential to be extremely rewarding and beneficial as long as the issues and dilemmas that arise are dealt with in a principled
Becoming a competent ethical therapist is more than knowing the codes of ethics in his/her profession. It is about developing the knowledge and understanding about the code of ethics to make ethical reasoning within the confines of the AAMFT and laws so the practitioner can make the best determination or choice of what to do, especially when the laws and ethical rules become obscured making it difficult to adhered to the code (Gehart, 2014). Every practitioner should always abide by the law even if it conflicts with any part of the code of ethics. But, he/she must abide by the law
I also found it interesting that the author has appeared on a talk show before. But in my opinion therapy does not belong on television, or at least not in the way it is currently. Instead of clients being exploited on TV, it instead should be a way for clients to tell be what they've been through and how much treatment has helped them. However currently, people are being exploited by therapists, many of whom don’t have a license. Although many may have good intentions, there are also many who outright bully their clients, not only does this make things worse for the client, it also hurt other therapists
From the reading of book More Than a Movie: Ethics in Entertainment, the nine hot buttons of violence are choice of perpetrator, choice of victim, presence of consequences, rewards and punishments, the reason for the violence, the presence of weapons, realism, use of humor, and prolonged exposure. And the movie I choice to analyze with these nine buttons is The Thing from 1982
Today’s society, many people have health insurance through the company where they work. Depending on the company policy full -time workers receive a full coverage of health insurance. On the other hand, those as part time receive half or nothing at all. The communication between the health provider and workers about health insurance sometimes ends with an enormous problem. Because what the company said to the beneficiary and the health providers’ policy are totally different. But having health insurance is very important because uninsured people receive slighter medical care. It is significant to have one because in life, no one concoct to get sick or hurt. It is not something that a person wants to happen. But the unexpected one can occur where people may come to face challenges that would constrain them to choose between life and death. In this case, infrequently, people act violently in order, to save their beloved when feeling helpless. Because of this issue of health care that people are facing every day that John Q’s movie is given to our analysis. The movie is a perfect example because it relates to our course materials such as moral, values and ethical issues, etcetera.
Core Documents of the American Physical Therapy Association provide certain policies and guidelines that state physical therapy practice standards, ethical conduct, and professionalism. (Pagliarulo, 2016, p. 117) Document examples include Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist, Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy, and Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values. Due to healthcare constantly evolving, these documents are revised occasionally. These policies and standards are from time to time violated and actions have to be taken. “Because APTA is a private organization, its policies are biding only on members.” (Pagliarulo, 2016, p. 117) Therefore, members of APTA who violate the ethical standards set by the Core Documents can have legal actions taken upon them by the APTA. Before any legal actions can take
In the psychology field, contemporary issues are perpetual in the clinical/counseling regions of psychology. What is termination? According to Psychology Today it can be defined as a “clinical jargon for the last phase of therapy.” A specific issue, which I would like to address would be an ethical reason for termination of treatment. Is it ethical to terminate treatment when a client can no longer pay? Since no obligations are in procedure to visually perceive clients who cannot pay, is it congruous to terminate treatment? Although, it might be appropriate, therapists should not forsake clients. A major contribution that can depict termination of treatment, is the client-therapist relationship. The bond shared between client and the therapist