HSM Personal Leadership Plan
Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations (Axia)
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Human services is a broad field that includes many types of agencies and organizations that deal with many aspects of human needs; ethics and ethical management are important in the success of providing services for every provider. These items guide services including elder care, child abuse, unemployment, social security, disability, welfare, food stamp benefits, domestic abuse, mental health treatment, and many more. Regardless of the subdivision within the field of human services, ethics and ethical management will be tested. While dealing with individuals recovering from the use and abuse of substances including alcohol and other drugs, ethics and ethical leaderships are especially important. In the case of working with clients who have previously been addicted to substances, it will be likely that morals and values have not guided many of their decisions, but that is not to say that they do not have any. Almost everyone is guided by some set of principles; some may just not understand how to apply them to certain areas of their lives. Drug addicts and alcoholics will need to learn that their behavior is no longer only affecting them but that it is affecting many others around them including friends, family members and even coworkers. Being an ethical manager and assisting a client in this area will contribute to the success of the organization. While having a moral responsibility to a client, it will be crucial to understand one’s own morals and values before engaging with him or her and then to learn and respect those of the client. It will be beneficial to dig into a client’s mind and help bring some of his or her morals and values that have been buried up to the surface. A helper must set an example for the client to begin following. He or she must be committed to the client’s interest above all in addition to society, and...
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