Ethics Discussion

After you watch/listen to the slides and review the material in this lesson(uploaded below), you will need to do the following. Your group will be assigned to a topic/scenario and you are to take non-ethical stand on the issue. Make sure you support what ever side you are assigned which non-ethical. If you support the other side– the discussion will be worth a zero.

Points assigned for discussion-

Post one- (due 11/20)-submit on time and clearly states the assigned stance,is logical, uses proper English (.5 point).

Uses at least two parts of the H ED Code of Ethics to support what you are saying (1.5 points) This part of the discussion will be a zero (0) if you submit to the wrong area, submit late, don’t submit, or take the unassigned stance.

 

Follow the directions posted in the ethics lesson. You will not be able to see any posts until you make your own post.

SCENARIO

You work in the county health department’s asthma maintenance program. You are assigned to visit Hispanic families living in one of the zip codes assigned to you. In one family there are five children…four of whom have asthma. In your visits, you find that the family does not like receiving free medications or medical services because it is against the culture to accept free items/services. Because of this, they choose to not take the children to regular health care visits for their asthma. They also use the medicine for the child/children with the most severe symptoms. This is one way they prolong their visits to the health care provider.

You decide, as the health educator, that the best approach is to work with the informal primary care providers (mom and grand mom) within their cultural beliefs. You do this through asthma education with an emphasis on which symptoms are the most severe so they can make better informed decisions.

Because the children are not receiving routine asthma maintenance medications, two of the four end up hospitalized (one in pediatric intensive care).

Was your decision ethical? You must support your answer with the information on the Code of Ethics for Health Educators. )must support the decision as unethical.)