Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Human Services

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Michal Cash
BSHS332/Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Human Services

Introduction Every day people are faced with dilemmas within their work place. Some of those dilemmas are minor while others are major and go against the ethics that people have. Some of them not only go against one’s personal ethics, but work ethics as well. Some are able to look past these dilemmas and continue on while others can’t and feel the needs to confront the person or person’s that are involved. One has to remember that their values maybe different than others and that is more so true within the work place than anywhere else’s. The work place is full off different people from different back grounds and all of these people are put
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She does not feel comfortable going and confronting the teacher, but the principle will not do anything to help her in the dilemma she is in. The teacher’s assistant tells herself that she has done what she is supposed to do and that got her nowhere. From now on if any situation arises like this one she will not go to the principle, but to the administration over the principle because she know believes that even if she goes to the principle she will not do anything to the teacher.
The biggest dilemma that we as humans face in the work place is what we as individuals see as personal values may not be the same values that everyone else holds. We are each our own individual and we have all been raised in different cultures with different values. We all come together within the work place to not just do a job, but to try and work together with people that are different from ourselves. When we find ourselves in a dilemma that goes against our ethics, one has to ask themselves, “how does this affect my values, and does it affect our values so much that we need to report it to a higher authority”. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” (Quotes About Ethics, 2012). If one see something that goes against their personal values and does nothing about it than they need to reevaluate their values. If it is something important to them, than they will do everything within their power to stop whatever they see is wrong.
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