The ACS codes of ethics is a part of the ACS constitution. As an ACS member you must uphold and advance the honor, dignity and effectiveness of being a professional. This involves, in addition of being a good citizen and acting within the law. While Because of their roles in developing software systems, software engineers have significant opportunities to do well or cause harm, to enable others to do well or cause harm, or to influence others to do well or cause harm. To ensure, as much as possible, that their efforts will be used for good, software engineers must commit themselves to making software engineering a beneficial
I feel that an individual should have a foundation in ethics in relation to health care. It is important because the community puts their trust into health care organizations and professionals. According to Flite and Harman (2013), an organization must have a code of ethics in order to maintain the community’s trust.
The concern for morality and ethics cuts across all endeavors of human existence. Focusing particularly on the helping professions – Pastoral care, Counseling, medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work, Law, and Teaching - the need for standard professional guidelines for conduct of practitioners becomes of paramount importance. Competence or knowledge of techniques of therapy is important; but A person who needs to be salvaged, who needs spiritual, psychological, emotional, psychiatric healing or direction would rather prefer to interact with an ethically seasoned” half trained
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ethics as the rules of behavior based on ideas of what is morally good and bad. According to Webster ethics is also defined as the principles of conduct governing an individual or group. Almost every profession abides by certain rules and regulations that protects not only the professional but the client or patient that the profession serves. These rules and regulations guide the professional and try and prevent decisions that might be detrimental to both parties. These rules and regulations are designed to protect the interests of the clients and avoid malpractice lawsuits of certain degrees. This research paper will concentrate on ethical issues in the field of the counseling profession. Even though Licensed Professional Counselors go through rigorous training courses and ethics training occurs at almost every counseling subject’s introduction, there are still counseling malpractice incidents. Most of the literature explains that most challenges professional counselors face occur when their professional code of ethics conflict with their own personal values. Most recently, legal cases such as Keeton vs. Anderson-Wiley, 2010 and Ward vs. Willbanks, 2010 have brought the counseling profession into the limelight. Most LPC do not view the ACA code of ethics as simple
Ethical principles provide generalized frameworks that may be employed in the resolution of ethical dilemmas in our daily lives. These principles may be applied to our interpersonal relationships as well as to our professional lives. However, as members of a profession, we will encounter more specific codes of ethics that are designed to govern our professional behavior and to offer some guidance for the resolution of commonly faced ethical issues that occur in the practice of our chosen professions (Syracuse University,
Seventeen centuries after physicians were instructed by Hippocrates to “Abstain from every voluntary act of Mischief and Corruption”, this early oath remains the foundation for most of the ethical codes of healthcare professions. According to Stephen Resnick, exploitation can be defined as “Taking unfair or unjust advantage of another person for one’s benefit or advantage without compensation or benefit to that other person.”
This workshop allowed us to compare codes of ethics from different professions and articulate how; personal, professional values, beliefs, and how perspectives influence ethical decision making. Within our groups, we discussed case
Professional code of ethics is the fundamental cornerstone in relation towards human services. According to Reamer (1998) ethics in human services consist of four main periods: the morality period; the ethical theory and decision making period; and ethical standards and risk management period. That is why the area most relevant to human services from the three general subject area, normative ethics studies the moral action regarding acceptable behaviours and conducts for practitioners to follow regarding the standards and values that deem pertinent and appropriate for those working these fields. It helps cover real dilemmas that might take place concerning the duty of care, responsibilities and the rights of the different parties that are associated with the situation. The use of the professional code of ethics within human services equips the practitioners to ask the right set of questions that would help assist in decisions making and taking the right actions that are morally right or wrong.
A professional psychologist enters into the field of Psychology to help others improve their mental health circumstances. As a licensed professional psychologist, it will be easy to know who the client will be because the client will request a service, pay and consent form signed. Client cannot be easily defined as just a paying customer because a client encompasses so many other things.
The Code of Ethics are guidelines that sat acceptable conduct or behaviour for the profession (Dolgoff, R., Harrington, D., & Loewenberg, F. M., 2011. , p. 41). They outlined the mission and values of the profession, the ethical principles based on the professions core values, how professionals are supposed to approach ethical problems and the standards to which the professional person is held. Understanding the Code of Ethics is very important because it is one of the mechanism that a Social Worker can draw to in maintaining their ethical practice. A Code of Ethics cannot also guarantee ethical behaviour as it does not prescribe a set of rules for behaviour (National Association of Social Workers, 2017, p. 4).
I have reviewed a few ethical models in formulating my own for my professional counseling practice. I first checked the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethical Model, as well as the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association. I found the ACA’s model to be very helpful in determining what facets and perspectives a counselor would utilize to examine an ethical dilemma with potential to turn into an ethical issue. The ACA model states:
The code of ethics and conduct is a written set of rules and regulations that provides guidance to employees of an organization on how to conduct themselves and carry out their duties in line with the organization’s principles. The code of ethics and conduct is also be backed up by suitable disciplinary actions. A code of ethics and conducts helps employees deal with ethical issues and other gray areas that they face as they execute their daily activities. An effective code of ethics and conduct is required for an organization to run smoothly and maintain a positive image. Having an ineffective code of ethics and conduct is almost like having none.
Workers in the helping professions endure a massive amount of ethical and professional issues. These issues affect the practice of counseling and the relationship with the client. The book Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions by Corey, Corey, and Hallanan gives many themes that one will encounter throughout their career. The book also gives possible solutions to problems and stimulates different ways to think about issues. The authors of this book provide good knowledge and information for anyone in the helping professions.
"Our results indicate that the informal methods ("manager sets an example" or "social norms of the organization") are likely to yield greater commitment with respect to both employee attitudes than formal methods ("training courses on the subject of ethics") (Adam, et al, 2004).
Ethics among consulting professionals has received increasing amounts of attention. Ethics can be described as norms and standards being adopted to guide individual decision-making from the perspective of morality which lead to various individual actions and behaviors (Harrison, 1982). Professional ethics are being standardized and regulated by formulating code of conducts in consulting firms to make consultants aware of it. However, as the typical representative of professionals, because of the pressure from their own firms and their mediator role between firm and client, consultants are often stuck in uncertain, sensitive and ambiguous dilemmas (Redekop & Heath, 2007, p47). This makes the consultants suffered more from severe criticism regarding their ethics, especially ethics about their expertise. Consultants are often described by media and academic disclosure as ‘charlatans’ (Abrahamson, 1996) and ‘expert without expertise’ (Bouwmeester & Stiekeman, 2015).