Your task in the interactive exercise is to apply an ethical-decision making model to a scenario that presents a dilemma involving more than one ethical standard.
Directions for applying the Ethical Decision-Making Model.
- Read the scenario.
- Assess the case details. What are the important factors in the scenario that contribute to the ethical dilemma?
- Separate the practical considerations from the ethical considerations. Which factors are practical concerns rather than ethical issues?
- Select the relevant ethical standards.
- Consider the possible courses of action to resolve the ethical dilemma. We provide two options.
- Consider the possible positive and negative outcomes of the course of action.
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Chana is a trauma counselor who works with high school teenagers who have been victims of child molestation. Two of her most problematic cases are Tanya and Rosanne, who are best friends and always at risk of suspension from school as chronic troublemakers. Tanya is generally the instigator
of the trouble but Rosanne is her loyal follower. Chana feels that her professional relationship with Tanya is ineffective and would like to refer her elsewhere, but she is also aware that she responds negatively to Tanya because of her bad behavior. Rosanne is quite receptive to treatment, however, particularly when she is free of Tanya's negative influences. Yet, Chana fears that she may lose Rosanne's interest and potentially her trust if she terminates the relationship with Tanya. Clearly, the two girls talk about their meetings with Chana and share experiences, which might be the only way Tanya is benefiting, albeit indirectly, from treatment.
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