As a professional counselor should remain value objective about controversial issues yes a counselor will advise indirectly, but not to the point where the client depend on your advice. Give the reading material and ask their comment of the script. Provided with several approaches of the controversial issues and insist their feed back and that you are learning sometime from them, and encourage more input. As a counselor we are indirectly guiding the client through controversial issues. Abortion gives the client documentation on a healthy baby and a bright future for the baby that they can provide. The counselor should be more objective and use lot of integrity, unconditional regard of the client personal views is a common challenge to the counselor. Counselor encourage client to contact (ANSIRH) , Advancing New Standards in Reproduction Health, a research group at University of California, San Francisco their mission is to conduct innovated and rigorous research on complex issues related to peoples sexual and reproductive lives. Contact information is 510-640-7367, email: UCSFGoogleStudy@ucsf.edu. Abortion is an area that a lot of support spiritually and family if available. As a counselor we remain objective and advise client to all supportive professional agencies. When abortion occurs the female has many emotional feelings and consciousness thinking. Her mind and body cells are of conflict a difficult decision to make either morn or grief but the concept is
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Women may have an abortion for a variety of reasons, but in general they choose abortion because a pregnancy at that time is in some way wrong for them. “Abortion is the removal of a fetus from the uterus before it is mature enough to live on its own” (Kuechler 1996). When this happens spontaneously we call it a miscarriage. Induced abortion is brought about deliberately by a medical procedure that ends pregnancy. Legal abortion, carried out by trained medical practitioners, is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures. “About 1.5 million American women choose to have induced abortions each year. Less than 1% of all abortion patients experience a major complication associated with the procedure” (Kuechler 1996).
The abortion controversy has been debated for years. The presidential election this year has become very involved with this topic. On one side, John F. Kerry, along with third party candidate Ralph Nader, the pro-choice supporters, sees individual choice as central to the debate: If a woman cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a condition which affects her body and possibly her entire life, then she has lost one of her most basic human rights. However, George Bush feels the complete opposite. He thinks having an abortion is unethical and unjust. I agree with Kerry. The government has no right to interfere with a mother’s decision and trying to deny abortion to any woman is denying that mother’s civil
From the first-ethical principle, clients have the right obtain honest and accurate information. This is crucial when working with a client on topics such as abortion, where providing honest and accurate information when requested is important (Jansson, 2015, pp. 39). Under the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, social workers must always behave in an ethical manner. They should be void of judgement when it comes to their clients (Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers, 2005, pp. 395-405). These ethics can be used when working with a client who is considering abortion, because under the first-ethical principle is the right to not die (Jansson, 2015, pp. 39). When it comes to this touchy subject,
Induced abortion is the deliberate ending of a pregnancy before the fetus is viable or capable of surviving outside a female’s body. Abortion has been practiced in every culture since the beginning of civilization” (Kaplan, Tischauser & Chara, 2015). Abortion is one of many controversial issues. It is a topic that is widely debated among many people. Abortion is a difficult topic of discussion, when the baby is a product or rape, or has Down syndrome or deformities. According to my Christian worldview, I will examine the abortion ethical dilemma, and compare it to other options of resolving the dilemma.
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What determines what is ethical and what is not? Can someone determine what is right simply relying on what they feel? Or does something drive them to know what is wrong or right? In the case of abortion, one would may ask: Is the fetus a person? At what stage in its development does, it becomes a person? Does any women have the right to decide if she is going to carry the baby to term or not? (Boyle, 2004) This paper will identify the ethical dilemma of abortion, core beliefs of abortion, and possible resolutions, through the eyes of the Christian worldview, and how other worldview may react to abortion.
Abortion is a divisive problem in our time, and it is one that is difficult to solve as each side comes from very different initial premises. As Judith Jarvis Thomson points out, anti-abortionists rely on the premise that foetus’ are persons, and therefore are morally equivalent to human beings.1 Conversely, pro-choice advocates typically come from the premise that, as Mary Anne Warren suggests “foetuses are neither persons nor members of the moral community.” The key ethical schism, is around the issue of whether the foetus constitutes a person. This essay however will, as Judith Jarvis Thomson did, evaluate the problem on the basis of the assumption that a foetus does have equal moral status to a fully developed human. This creates a new dilemma: if a foetus is indeed equivalent to a person, is it ever right to end a person’s life?
As a counselor we’re taught to put our own values and beliefs aside and provide services to our clients even if our values and beliefs do not coincide. When topics such as abortion and assisted suicide are brought up, I express my personal values about them. Abortion is a very sensitive topic for some individuals. My personal values towards abortion are I am for it and I’m speaking from my own personal experience. As a woman, it’s hard to decide to get an abortion but there are a lot of reasons as to why a woman may get the procedure done.
Various studies have been conducted to show the psychological effects following an abortion. According to the results some women experience depression and anxiety. These psychological effects reflect on several factors. Abortion may relieve stress by ending an unwanted pregnancy, but the event itself may simultaneously be experienced as a stressor causing anxiety grief, guilt, despair and anger. These factors could lead to depression, as feelings of powerless, anger and self-condemnation are emotions that underlie depression. Controversies exist whether abortion is linked with mental health or not. Future research requires a better understanding of the conditions that lead to unwanted pregnancy and abortion with the ultimate goal of improving women’s lives and well being.
My patient is a 38-year-old woman of Asian descent. She was admitted for an elective cesarean on September 11, 2017. She gave birth to a baby girl at 0911 hr that day. Her past obstetrical history includes three therapeutic abortions and a previous term birth (G5T1P0A3L1). The previous term birth was also a female delivered via cesarean. This child is now 6 years old. The patient contracted HIV in South Korea around 2000 or 2001. As a result, the female infant is being given Zidouvudine, to prevent the transmission of HI. Furthermore, the mother was advised not to breastfeed, as HIV can be transmitted through breastmilk. The patient also has a history of recreational drug abuse, specifically crystal meth and cocaine, as well as alcohol abuse.
This counselor received a call from Jacob's job developer with the ARC, Shellie informing this counselor that she met with Jacob and his mom last Friday and they are wanting to stop services at this time. Shellie stated that Jacob and his mother showed up to the ARC on Friday wanting to speak with her. Shellie stated that they informed her that Jacob had an interview the day before (Thursday) with Lowe's and Jacoba was able to sit in with him on the interview. Jacoba stated he did really well and he got the job however, he couldn't take it because it was for 30+ hours. After leaving Lowe's they received a phone call from Meijer for an interview which is scheduled for 10/3/17 @ 4pm. Jacoba stated that she will be accompanying him on this interview
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, which typically takes place before twenty-eight weeks. The morality of abortion is what determines it to be a universal medical ethics issue. There are two dominant stances on abortion, which include pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-choice supporters often believe that the decision of abortion should ultimately be a woman’s choice. They argue that personhood begins only when a fetus is able to live on its own, outside of the womb. The federal case, Roe versus Wade, states that abortion is a right of privacy, which is general enough to include a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy. Pro-choice supporters tend to believe the opposite of those supporting
"I began to drink heavily and use drugs. I had severe depressions in which I contemplated suicide. I had, and still have, horrible nightmares involving babies and people trying to kill me," describes abortion survivor, Jeanne Clark (Clark).
In the case of you may not believe in abortion but your client is thinking/seeking information and assistance with this issue whether to or not to have an abortion, is a very hard position to be put into if your values and beliefs say not to. Perhaps seeking information on behalf of the client and finding out the real reason behind the issue why or why not to abort, is because of the relationship situation, financial situation, housing/accommodation situation or age of client if authorities need to be advised, or suggested professionals that can help the client physically (other professionals) and emotionally (Counsellors).
Abortion as an Ethical Issue In recent years, abortion has become one of the world’s most discussed ethical issues. This has made a huge impact on both men and women’s lives. There are many different views on abortion dating back from the Old Testament to the present day. I intend to show you all of abortion’s conventional arguments.