Ethics in practice

Ethics in practice


Ethical issues in undertaking research with children and young people 
Powell, M.A. 2011
This paper reviews recent literature regarding ethical issues in research with children and young people. This is a topic that has seen a significant growth in interest over recent years, in response to developments in both child research and ethics. Whilst acknowledging the clear importance of the issues related to medical and psychological research studies on children, they are beyond the scope of this review which is focused on ethical issues related to research with children, who are actively participating and expressing their views and opinions.

Ethical and safety recommendations for interviewing trafficked women 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Daphne Programme, WHO 2003
In response to the rapid global rise in trafficking and growing demand for information on trafficking by policymakers, donors, service providers, and the media, women who have been trafficked are increasingly being interviewed to discuss their experiences. This article is introduces recommendations that are intended primarily for use by researchers, members of the media, and service providers unfamiliar with the situation of trafficked women. They do not explicitly discuss the different risks and obligations of interviewing females who are minors, although many of the same principles will apply.

Research Ethics for Mental Health Science Involving Ethnic Minority Children and Youths 
Celia B. Fisher 2002
The American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education convened a group of national leaders in bioethics, multicultural research, and ethnic minority mental health to produce a living document to guide ethical decision making for mental health research involving ethnic minority children and youths. This report summarizes the key recommendations distilled from these discussions.

Frontier Ethics: Mental Health Care Needs and Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Communities 
Laura Weiss Roberts et al. 1999
Roughly 15 million of the 62 million rural U.S. residents struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. Important but little-recognized ethical dilemmas also affect rural mental health care delivery. The authors describe the features of rural mental health care and provide vignettes illustrating ethical issues encountered in the predominantly rural and frontier states of Alaska and New Mexico.

Ethics, Competence, and Professional Issues in Cross-Cultural Counseling
Paul B. Pedersen, 2007

This paper discusses the relevance of multiculturalism to professional excellence in counseling. Focus also on multicultural awareness, multicultural counselors.

Ethics and Culture in Mental Health Care 
Jinger G. Hoop et al. 2088
This article examines the complex relationship between culture, values, and ethics in mental health care. Cultural competence is a practical, concrete demonstration of the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence (doing good), nonmaleficence (not doing harm), and justice (treating people fairly)—the cornerstones of modern ethical codes for the health professions. Five clinical cases are presented to illustrate the range of ethical issues faced by mental health clinicians working in a multicultural environment, including issues of therapeutic boundaries, diagnosis, treatment choice, confidentiality and informed consent, and the just distribution of limited health care resources.