Ethical Decision Making
Please read the education component below and answer the questions below.
Educational Nugget of Gold: This is covered in Chapter 4
Steps in ethical decision making:
o Identify the problem or dilemma, gathering as much information about the situation from as many perspectives as possible, including that of the client.
o Determine the core principles and the competing issues.
o Review the relevant codes of ethics.
o Review the applicable laws, and regulations.
o Consult with colleagues, supervisors, or legal experts.
o Consider the possible and probable courses of action and examine the consequences of various options.
o Decide on a particular course of action, weighing the information one has and the impact of one’s other choices.
o Develop a strategy for effectively implementing the decision.
o Evaluate the process and results to determine whether the intended outcome was achieved and consider modifications for future decisions.
This assignment should be submitted in APA format to include a reference page; you should ensure all material is covered thoroughly.
1. What are ethics?
2. What are values?
3. Explain the difference between ethics and values.