What ethical traits, concepts, and principles are presented in this article?
How was the chosen ethical issue an example of poor ethical decision making?
What ethical reasoning strategies could have helped in this situation?
What is an ethical transgression?
Ethical concepts in the article;
The violation of confidentiality is detrimental to the wellbeing of the patient as it breaks the trust they have with their care providers. Without trust, a proper treatment plan cannot be implemented as the patient is less likely to tell the whole truth.
In this case, to address the ethical transgressions of School Psychology Graduate Students, all the above strategies can be applied in one way or another, but that involving utility is perhaps the most applicable. Stopping dishonesty among these students will bring more happiness to all stakeholders involved in the school (Tryon, 2000). The directors will be able to run the school effectively and efficiently, in a manner that is transparent, and above all, ethical.
Fly, B. J., van Bark, W. P., Weinman, L., Kitchener, K. S., & Lang, P. R. (1997). Ethical transgressions of psychology graduate students: Critical incidents with implications for training. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28(5), 492. Retrieved from http://psych.colorado.edu/~willcutt/pdfs/Fly_1997.pdf
Koocher, G. P., & Keith-Spiegel, P. (1998). Ethics in psychology: Professional standards and cases (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press
Tryon, G. S. (2000). Ethical transgressions of school psychology graduate students: A critical incidents survey. Ethics & Behavior, 10(3), 271-279.