1. Describe how the Human Services Code of Ethics initiates. guides and promotes a clinical arena for professional and client well-being.
The Human Services Code of Ethics initiates. guides and promotes a clinical arena and client well-being by helping clarify the professionals responsibilities to clients. to the agency and to the society. It also states the goals or aims of the profession, that protect the client, that provide guidance to professional behavior, and that contribute to a professional identity for the helper.
2. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to clients promotes well-being.
The human service professional’s responsibility to clients promotes well-being because the professional is committed to helping clients develop the best of their abilities and to protect them from harm. The human service professional is obligated to provide high quality service to their clients. The helper must be concerned with having time to work with a client and the resources necessary for effective practice. Human service professionals protect the clients right to privacy and confidentiality except when such confidentiality would cause harm to the client or others. Overall they must provide good quality services to whomever needs those services.
3. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to the community and society promote well-being.
The responsibility to the community and society promote well-being is the human serve professionals are aware of local, state and federal laws. They keep informed about current social issues as they affect the client and the community. They share information with clients, groups, and community as part of their work. They understand the complex interaction between individuals, their families, the communities in which they live. The professional must provide a mechanism for identifying unmet client needs, calling attention to those needs, and assisting in planning and mobilizing to advocate for those needs at the local community level. The professional must provide services without discrimation or preference based on age, ethnicity, culture, race, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Must be knowledgable about the cultures and communities within which they practice.
4. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to colleagues promotes well-being for the client.
The human service professional’s responsibility to colleagues promotes well-being because the human service professionals avoid duplicating another professionals helping relationship with a client. They consult with other professionals who are assisting the client in a different type of relationship when it is in the best interest of the client to do so. When a human serve professional has a conflict with a colleague, he or she first seeks out the colleague in an attempt to manage the problem. If necessary the professional then seeks the assistance of supervisors, consultants, or other professionals in efforts to manage the problem. Human service professionals must respond appropriately to unethical behavior or colleagues by talking directly to the colleague and if no resolution is forthcoming, reporting the colleagues behavior to supervisory of administrative staff.
5. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to the profession promotes well-being for the client.
The human service professional’s responsibility to the profession promotes well-being because the professional knows the limit and scope of their professional knowledge and offer services only within their knowledge and skill base. Professional must seek appropriate consultation and supervision to assist in decision making when there are legal, ethical and other dilemmas. Must act with integrity, honesty, genuineness, and objectivity. Promote cooperation among related disciplines such as psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, family and consumer sciences medicine and education to foster professional growth and interests within the various fields. Seek out new and effective approaches to enhance their professional abilities.
6. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to the employers promotes well-being for the client
Their responsibility to their employers is to make sure they are their job is being done correctly because their employer is a reflection of who they are.
7. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to self promotes well-being for the client.
The human service professionals responsibility to self promotes well-being for the client by striving to personify those characteristics typically associated with the profession. Must foster self-awareness and personal growth in themselves. They recognize that when professionals are aware their own values, attitudes, cultural background, and personal needs, the process of helping others is less likely to be negatively impacted by those factors. Recognize a commitment to lifelong learning and continually upgrade knowledge ad skills to serve their populations better.
8. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to educators promote well-being for the client.
The human service professionals responsibility to educators promote well-being for the client is the human service educators are familiar with, informed by, and accountable to the standards of professional conduct put forth by their institutions of higher learning; their professional disciplines. Uphold the principle of liberal education and embrace the essence of academic freedom, abstaining from inflicting their own personal views/morals on students and allowing students the freedom to express their views without penalty, censure for ridicule,and to engage in critical thinking.
9. Describe the four stages of ethical decision making. Indicate how it strives to promote well-being to the client/society.’
The four stages of ethical decision making are to Identify the problem, Consult with colleagues of experts, Identify and explore options, and Choose a course of action and act. The first stage, Identify the problem, may involve gathering additional information; considering the legal, ethical, moral and professional perspectives and determining the issues involved. The second stage, Consult with colleagues, is when legal counsel, coworkers, and supervisors are some of the resources who can be tapped to obtain different perspectives about the dilemma. The third stage, Identify and explore options, which is thinking about the desired outcomes and the advantages and disadvantages or risks and benefits of each option. The final stage, Choose a course of action and act, is when both the process and the choice are evaluated.