Professional and Objective Ethical Practices in Human Services

For this assignment, assume you are a professional responsible for supervision. Human services organizations provide a myriad of services, ranging from early childhood services, to food services in impoverished communities, to mental health services in private facilities. Recognizing that you may serve as leader of an organization or program providing many services, you will know that the culture of the service recipients will play a significant role in how you perform your profession and, in particular, how you comply with ethical standards and resolve ethical conflicts that arise as dilemmas in human services.

It is not uncommon for human services professionals to think that all social and health problems are pretty much the same, no matter what the service recipient’s culture—but there are differences. The diversity of most urban areas and many rural areas demands a thoughtful and effective response from leaders in human services. Human services professionals need to consider their own cultural background and the extent that this background influences their performance in diversity community environments as well. Given the complexity of such circumstances, human services leaders must understand how best to deliver social and health services in cross-cultural environments. In addition, ethical dilemmas will arise, requiring the human services professional to resolve conflicts that ensure effective social resolution and effective service.

Finally, the human services professional may serve in a supervisory role in an organization, agency, or program. For-profit, nonprofit, and governmental services delivered by human services professional in each of these environments can add further complexity to the provision of services, since the ethical framework for organizations, agencies, and programs can be different. Furthermore, the jurisdictional environment (federal, state, county, and city) can directly affect the way one understands and interprets ethical norms.

The human service professional must resolve dilemmas, address diverse cultural circumstances and demands, understand ethical standards, and perform the services demanded of the professional. How well you are prepared, and how responsive you are to diverse social, professional, and organizational demands can have a powerful influence over your professional success.

Instructions

For this assignment, look at leadership and managerial ethical dilemmas based on an understanding of the social service delivery ethical standards.

Complete the following:

  • Identify appropriate ethical standards for a chosen for-profit, nonprofit, or government agency delivering human services. Compare these standards to the human services professional association ethical code.
  • Analyze the appropriate ethical guidance for service personnel faced with cross-cultural conflicts.
  • Assess your understanding of methods for resolving ethical dilemmas.
  • Analyze social service delivery ethical standards in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Communicate information in a concise, balanced, and logically organized written manner, using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and syntax, as expected of graduate-level composition, while applying current APA guidelines.

Review the Professional and Objective Ethical Practices in Human Services Scoring Guide to verify you have addressed all the assignment requirements.

Submission Requirements

  • Structure: Submit a cover page stating your name, course title and number, and the date.
  • Length: Your essay must be at least 2,000 words long.
  • References: Use a minimum of 12 references and citations.
  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Use proper APA format for headings. In-text citations and references at the end of the paper must be in proper APA (current edition) style and formatting.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning 

Required Text book:

Kloppenborg, T., Anantatmula, V., & Wells, K. (2019). Contemporary project management (4th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

Chapter 6:  Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning

Chapter 7: Scope Planning

Chapter 8: Scheduling the project

Choose a journal article regarding the topics covered in this class thus far. The review will discuss a summary of the article along with relevant points made by the author. In addition, the student should offer a critique of the article and should give an application of the concept being discussed. This assignment should be approximately 2 pages in length.

A suggested outline is:

  • Introduction
    Summary of the Article
    Relevant Points Made by the Author
    Critique of the Article
    Application of the Concepts

Ethical Dilemma Analysis

This week you will use the theories of ethics discussed in class to reason through an ethical dilemma. Select one of the ethical dilemmas below to deconstruct. the key problems, choices, and the ethical theories that provide reasoning and guidance.

Ethical Dilemma 1: A newspaper columnist signs a contract with a newspaper chain. Several months later, she is offered a position with another newspaper chain, offering a higher salary. Because she would prefer making more money, she notifies the first chain that she is breaking her contract. The courts will decide the legality of her action, but what of the morality? Did the columnist behave ethically?

Ethical Dilemma 2: An airline pilot receives his regular medical checkup. The doctor discovers that he has developed a heart murmur. The pilot only has a month to go before he is eligible for retirement. The doctor knows this and wonders whether, under these unusual circumstances, she is justified in withholding information from the company regarding the pilot’s condition.

Ethical Dilemma 3: An office worker has had a record of frequent absence. He has used all his vacation and sick-leave days, and has frequently requested additional leave without pay. His supervisor and co-workers have expressed great frustration because his absenteeism has caused bottlenecks in paperwork, created low morale in the office, and required others to do his work in addition to their own. However, the individual believes he is entitled to take his earned time and additional time off without pay. Is he right?

Ethical Dilemma 4: Rhonda enjoys socializing with fellow employees at work, but their discussions usually consist of gossiping about other people, including several of her friends. At first, Rhonda feels uncomfortable talking in this way about people she is close to; but then she decides it does no real harm, and she feels no remorse for joining in.

In conjunction with the readings from course material (be sure to cite),  decide which ethical dilemma you believe is most problematic and why. Discuss the ideas of “good vs. evil,” “wrong vs. right,” and “ought/should be vs. what is.” Form the readings, discuss the ways in which Augustine and Aquinas would have solved the problem based on lecture and course reading material. In what ways do Augustine and Aquinas differ and why?

Create a document in APA format that explains your findings and reasoning.  Your assignment should be between 2-3 pages accompanied by a 5-minute oral presentation, using a technology of your choice (your instructor will provide additional details). Both documents should be be submitted to the Week 2 assignment box.

Case Study Attitudes And Perceptions

Companies are interested in motivating employees: Work hard, be productive, behave ethically—and stay healthy. Health care costs are rising, and employers are finding that unhealthy habits such as smoking or being overweight are costing companies big bucks. Your company is concerned about the rising health care costs and decides to motivate employees to adopt healthy habits. Therefore, employees are given a year to quit smoking. If they do not quit by then, they are going to lose their jobs. New employees will be given nicotine tests, and the company will avoid hiring new smokers in the future. The company also wants to encourage employees to stay healthy. For this purpose, employees will get cash incentives for weight loss. If they do not meet the weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure standards to be issued by the company, they will be charged extra fees for health insurance. Is this plan ethical? Why or why not? Can you think of alternative ways to motivate employees to adopt healthy habits.

 Criteria Description Points Content • Case Study document (1-2 pages) will address: A Description of the experience, the challenges, or the successes, Description of consistencies or patterns leading to a summary of the problem or situation, Description of the possible causes ,Summary of outcomes or impact  Delivery • Organization of content • Thoroughness and completeness • Minimal grammar or spelling, Citations • References 

entrepreneurial and small businesses

Write a paper of 1,500 words that responds to the following:

  • Discuss how Web 2.0 and social media have altered the way in which entrepreneurial and small businesses do the following:
    • Engage their existing customers
    • Attract new customers
    • Listen to employee and customer feedback
    • Respond to crises
  • Provide current examples.
  • Apply Kirton’s adaptation-innovation theory to discuss how a newer entrepreneurial venture might differ from a more mature, intrapreneurial venture in its approach to social media.

political culture and political ideologies. 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

In the previous pages of this module, we looked at the political culture and political ideologies.  Based on those topics, please answer the following questions and make sure to respond to your peer’s responses:

1.) Political culture refers to the things or values that are most important in our society.  Another way of thinking about this is that political culture refers to the things that make the US what it is.  To respond to this first question, please describe what you think of when you hear the words “American” or “America.”  What do YOU think it means to be “American?”  Also, what do YOU think are things that are valued the most in the United States.  Please discuss 2 or 3 things that come to mind the most and be sure to explainyour answers

2.) We examined 4 major political ideologies.  Please choose two of these and discuss what you think are some of the pros and cons of each of them.  Also, democratic socialism seems to be growing in popularity, with presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren representing the ideas of democratic socialism.  Why do you think democratic socialism might be so popular right now?

Your post should be a minimum of 200 words.

Theoretical Foundations of Transcultural Nursing

Theoretical Foundations of Transcultural Nursing

Read chapter 1 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation.  Once done answer the following questions.

1.  Discuss the historical and theoretical foundations of transcultural nursing.

2.  Mention and discuss Leininger’s contributions to the creation and development of transcultural nursing as a theory.

3.  Discuss the relevance of transcultural nursing in addressing contemporary issues and trends in nursing.

4.  Discuss the key components of the Andrews/Boyle Transcultural Interprofessional Practice (TIP) model.

As stated in the syllabus please present your assignment in an APA format word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the discussion board title  “Week 1 discussion questions”.  A minimum of 2 evidence-based references is required (not counting the class textbook) no older than 5 years.