Ethics The Core Values And Term Paper

Educational programs are expected to produce competence, professional credentialing bodies are required to certify individuals as competent, policymakers laud competence, and consumers demand it (Hoge et al., 2005). As professions are regulated to ensure public protection, we have a responsibility to ensure via education, training, and ongoing lifelong assessment that practicing psychologists and future generations of psychologists provide quality and safe services. Assessing competence throughout the training and career of a professional psychologist facilitates the determination of what one knows, if one knows how, if one shows how, and how one does things (Kaslow et al., 442). Psychologists are educated in a standard way and they are also expected to conduct themselves in a standard way which is established by the APA. The purpose of the standards in this regard is to create uniformity within the profession. Scuch uniformity is necessary to ensure that patients receive the proper care. The standards are also present because they assist psychologists in improving their skills and developing professionally.

Additionally for psychologists behaving in ways that are not in congruence with these standards can be punishable by law. Psychologists can also be suspended or stripped of their licenses if they fail to adhere to these standards. There can also be negative effects for their patients and the public if a psychologist makes a decision that is not consistent with established standards. With these things understood, the APA standards carry much more gravity because there is more at stake if the principles and standards are ignored. The APA's standards are also important because of the stigma attached to issues dealing with mental health. Patients must feel comfortable when they seek help and assistance. The presence of these standards establishes the type of respect...

...

The research revealed that there are some similarities in the code of ethics amongst the APA and the college. Both of these communities have high standards as it relates to integrity, respect and responsibility. The codes of ethic for both organizations seem to reflect the need and desire to set a tone that is conducive to personal development. The codes of conduct for the college are designed to establish the rules and guidelines that students faculty and staff must adhere to. Additionally the code of conduct is designed to assist students in getting acquainted with following certain codes of conduct because once students join the workforce they will have to adhere to similar codes of conduct regardless of what type of profession they enter. The codes of conduct are also different in that the Codes of conduct for the APA were written for a specific profession and failure to adhere to these principles can have real consequences for patients, psychologists and the general public. As such these particular principles are much more essential.
Works Cited

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct With the 2010 Amendments.

Kaslow et al. Guiding Principles and Recommendations for the Assessment of Competence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, 441 -- 451

Rezaee Z., Elmore, R.C., Szendi J.Z. Ethical Behavior in Higher Educational Institutions: The Role of the Code of Conduct Journal of Business Ethics 30: 171 -- 183, 2001

Shattock M. Managing Good Governance in Higher Open University Press, 2006.

Sources Used in Documents:

Works Cited

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct With the 2010 Amendments.

Kaslow et al. Guiding Principles and Recommendations for the Assessment of Competence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, 441 -- 451

Rezaee Z., Elmore, R.C., Szendi J.Z. Ethical Behavior in Higher Educational Institutions: The Role of the Code of Conduct Journal of Business Ethics 30: 171 -- 183, 2001

Shattock M. Managing Good Governance in Higher Open University Press, 2006.


Cite this Document:

"Ethics The Core Values And" (2010, June 03) Retrieved May 26, 2024, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/ethics-the-core-values-and-10590

"Ethics The Core Values And" 03 June 2010. Web.26 May. 2024. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/ethics-the-core-values-and-10590>

"Ethics The Core Values And", 03 June 2010, Accessed.26 May. 2024,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/ethics-the-core-values-and-10590

Related Documents

Code of Ethics Core values My core ethical value can best be summed up as follows: 'always put yourself in the other person's shoes.' I consider this to be a modified version of the Golden Rule of 'do unto others as you would have done unto you.' The Golden Rule suggests that you should treat other people as you would like to be treated. In my version, I have modified this dictum

Ethics Case Study This report presents an analysis of the ethical challenges faced by two organizations -- one in the not-for-profit sector named Susan G. Komen for the Cure and one in the for-profit sector named The Lubrizol Corporation. A brief background of the two organizations is provided which also includes a description of the ethical challenge. Several alternatives for each organization are discussed along with implications for various stakeholders. Out

ethics is and I will link this to my own belief system. According to Baird (2012), the study of ethics has the objective to make people reflect on two particular topics of interest: the individual and the community, namely what kind of people we want to be and what kind of community we want to live in. This is why, as Baird pointed out, the discussion about ethics, business

St. Leo's Core Values and
PAGES 6 WORDS 1799

In these activities psychologists do not steal, cheat, or engage in fraud, subterfuge, or intentional misrepresentation of fact." (APA, Principle C) This is a reinforcement of the consistencies which cross between St. Leo's University's core values and the code of ethics by which the APA remains bound today. This is important because prevailing research today suggests that there have been some fundamental failures in the maintenance of standards for those entering into the practice. As one research

Catholic School's are ministries of the Catholic Community that exist to provide education rooted in the Catholic faith and Christian values. Such schools are developed to offer assistance to families regarding the intellectual, spiritual, and physical development of their children. The Congregation for Catholic Education [CCE], 1998) explains the function of Catholic schools as "a place of integral education of the human person through a clear educational project of which

Ethics, Morality, Values, And Beliefs According to "the ethics site," an Internet resource for college instructors regarding the teaching of different ethical systems, ethics may be defined as "the explicit, philosophical reflection on moral beliefs and practices. The difference between ethics and morality is similar to the difference between musicology and music. Ethics is a conscious stepping back and reflecting on morality, just as musicology is a conscious reflection on music."