BHS-320 Topic 1 Assignment Ethical Case Studies

BHS-320 Topic 1 Assignment Ethical Case Studies


Write a 500-750-word paper in which you discuss how you apply the basic ethical principles in behavioral health practice of autonomy, fidelity, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and honesty as they relate to the following cases.

Case 1: 
A client with depression who has been seeing a therapist for a year has begun to get more depressed and has recently revealed an eating disorder that has been untreated for many years. This client is seeing you for case management services. In your capacity as a case manager, how can you ensure you are meeting the basic ethical principles listed above? Apply each of the principles to different aspects of the case you would reasonably expect to encounter. 

Case 2: 
You have discovered that a client you have come to know and like has recently abused her son. This client has many stressors in her life including an unsupportive ex-husband who is not paying child support and does not visit his son, and a job that does not pay enough. These stressors are causing financial stress and little support for the client. She is a good mother other than this incident and you would hate to see her son taken from her. In light of this case, what are you ethically and legally obligated to do? How would you work through your own conflicts in this case? How would your actions in whatever you identify them to be apply to the basic ethical principles listed (autonomy, fidelity, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and honesty)?

In addition, be sure to address the following in your paper:

  1. What ethical principles must a case manager be most sensitive about to avoid violating in each case?

  2. Why is it especially important to safeguard certain ethical principles in each case?

  3. A minimum of two scholarly sources should be included in the paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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