Essay about Ethical Principles Of Psychologists : Dr. Jones
The American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, otherwise known as the Ethics Code is in place to protect not only the client, patient or organizations’ interests and well-being but also that of the psychological professional. The principles and standards presented in the Ethics Code should be used to guide the practice of and subsequent relationships of professionals in the field of psychology. The evaluation of the given case study of, Dr. Jones and Mr. Albertson is riddled with ethical issues, many of which have conflicting standards and opposing principles. Mr. Albertson while being treated for a short time by Dr. Jones for depression had an accident severely impairing his cognitive function. With no one to assist Mr. Albertson with daily activities, legal proceedings related to the accident, and so on Dr. Jones has taken on these responsibilities herself. Using the principles and standards from the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct; in addition to other related texts the ethical implications of the case study is evaluated for errors in procedure, principle, and standards.
The Ethical Principles as defined are aspirational in nature, as a psychologist should strive to hold these concepts as their ideal inspiration for the practice of psychology. “General Principles, in contrast to Ethical Standards, do not represent obligations and…