Archive | February, 2018

U02 – More Organizations Should Adopt the APA’s Code of Ethics within their Rules and Regulations

Discrimination on gender, race, age, time being employed at an organization are some of the oldest and most common diversity issues related in the workplace. Men versus women. Old vs Young. White vs. Black. Majority vs. Minority. Society places viewpoints to how individuals should perceive individuals and how they contribute to society by their gender, […]

U02: A Case Study Exploring Doctor-Patient Confidentiality When the Patient is a Minor

Sarah is a psychologist working in a practice with three of her colleagues. She has a fifteen-year-old female client, named Elizabeth. She shares with Sarah that she is sexually active and believes she is pregnant. Elizabeth asks Sarah not to share this information with her parents as she is considering terminating the pregnancy. When Elizabeth’s […]

U02: Unverifiable Facts

In 2001, tax organization, QRS Tax, equips their field teams with many Fast Facts to rebuttal common misconceptions of QRS Taxes’ quality of service. “We find extra money in 4 out of 5 tax returns completed by competitors!” “Our tax fraud product protects you 100%!” “QRS Tax professionals know taxes for failure to obtain health […]

U02: To Lay Down One’s Life

If we fully internalize an ethical code of principles, it will automatically guide our actions in whatever situation we encounter. Such examples have been in the news lately. Whether in Las Vegas, Nevada or Parkland, Florida, tragic shootings seem to produce the same stories of insanity, terror, senselessness, hopelessness, sadness, and awe. The awe comes […]

Unit 02 Blog: Leveraging APA Ethics Code to Identify and Prevent Harassment in the Workplace

  “Your actions define your character, your words define your wisdom, but your treatment of others defines the REAL you.” ― Mayur Ramgir Major corporate scandals involve a multitude of ethical violations.  Executive leaders are not exempt from adhering to ethical standards.  Harassment is sometimes commonplace in today’s organizational climate at all levels within the […]

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development: Applied

Stage theories play a dominant role in modern psychology, with stage theories serving as a framework for understanding cognitive development, social development, emotional development, and moral development. Stage theories hold that one’s cognition and behavior are directly impacted by one’s developmental stage; people progress through increasingly complex stages of development and thus are able to […]

U02: The American Medical Association and the opioid epidemic

Pain relief is clearly a fundamental part of a physician’s job. Unfortunately, over prescription of opioids has become a public health crisis. Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, and […]

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