Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues: The by Len Sperry

By Len Sperry

The pro perform of counseling and psychological future health can usually be complicated and litigious. whereas there are numerous specialist ethics textbooks, there are few, if any, aiding assets to help in getting to know easy terminology, or to supply quick access to special felony critiques in daily perform. The Dictionary of moral and criminal phrases and concerns is a useful source for college kids and practitioners alike who have to navigate that complexity. The publication blends moral, felony, matters in addition to a dictionary for the psychological health care provider in a single convenient quantity. an important source in any specialist library, this publication can be of curiosity to a person who wishes a prepared advisor to the myriad moral and criminal phrases and concerns encountered in either education and perform.

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Ethical awareness is a prerequisite for ethical sensitivity. ethical theories Broad perspectives that provide an orientation to ethical situations and are the way one chooses to live out and interpret one’s values. Major ethical theories include consequentialist ethics, rights ethics, duty ethics, virtue ethics, care ethics, and narrative ethics. ethical values Beliefs, attitudes, or moral goods that are useful guides in everyday living. They are single words that identify something as being desirable for human beings.

Its purpose is to improve the junior’s professional functioning, to monitor the quality of services provided to clients, and to serve as a gatekeeping function for the profession. code A systematic and specialized compilation of laws or statutes, usually having an index to facilitate locating pertinent provisions. collaborative decision making Decisions are made in a cooperative manner by practitioners and their client and client’s family and/or social network. Such decisions are typically about the nature of treatment, options to treatment, treatment effectiveness, and termination of treatment.

For such an order to be legal, it must be obtained from the patient or family or legal advocate, be in writing, signed, and dated by a physician. Abbreviated as DNR. downcoding Giving a client a less serious or severe diagnosis to obtain treatment. dual relationship A professional counseling or supervisory relationship that occurs alongside or simultaneously with a personal and nonprofessional relationship with the same individual. These relationships can be conflicting (boundary violations) or complimentary (boundary crossings).

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