The Ethical Challenges That May Come Up When Dealing With Intellectual Disable Clients

939 WordsAug 23, 20164 Pages
Some of the ethical challenges that may come up when dealing with intellectual disable clients are confidently and informed consent. Human Service workers often work with diverse clients; children, adolescents and adults who may have cognitive, emotional, and/or physical infirmities; as well as people in prison or on probation. It is paramount that the ethical issues of informed consent and agreement for treatment or followed with all clients, but especially those of vulnerable populations. Confidentiality such as parameters to disclosure and the legal status of relationships within a family and/or relationship are also concerns. Duties to seek informed consent and to maintain confidentiality are mutually dependent. Clients that are considered intellectual disability are defined as individuals whom IQ are below 70. They usually have substantial difficulties in adaptive behaviors and daily living skills such as self-care, communication and community involvement. (CDDH, 2014) Ian has an IQ 55 which means depending on educational opportunities he may learn to read and write. Ian was the ability to develop and maintain vital relationships along with participating in diverse activities while contributing to his family and communities. He has proven to be moderately self-sufficient. He is employed part-time with own apartment. Although he has proven that he able to sustain himself, he has also stated to Samantha that he has been having problem remembering things lately and has
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