Resolving ethical issues
When an ethical issue or dilemma arises, you need to try and resolve the dilemma as quickly as possible.
You can do this by:
- Referring to relevant codes of conduct, standards, directives or procedures related to the issue you are facing.
- Referring to organisational codes of practice or professional standards, etc.
- Using the model of ethical decision-making. This is basically a series of steps you can go through to help you work through the situation.
- Discussing the issue with the person/people involved.
- Raising the issue/issues at a staff meeting or other forum.
- Seeking advice or formal supervision from your supervisor or manager.
- Seeking case supervision with an outside professional.
- Withdrawing from the situation. This can be appropriate as a decision in its own right, or if you are unsure about what to do and you want to discuss this with someone else.
Last modified: Thursday, 5 September 2013, 11:04 AM