It has however been embraced with a lot of insightfulness since its inception in most adult education programs. As a new system however, adult educators continue to face certain challenges with the adherence to basic…
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110) holds the view that "ethical choices are not some abstract ideal but are embedded in the very fabric of practice." This means that the implementation of ethical issues in adult education is more imbedded in the general academic program. One ethical issue that stands out in most adult education programs is the issue of confidentiality. “Educator’s anticipation of times when they may be faced with a possible need to breach clients confidentiality may actually prevent the breach from occurring.” Confidentiality continues to remain a major ethical issue because of the circumstance under which most clients register for adult education problems. Some of the reasons are social, whiles others are economical. In some cases even, some of the reasons are psycho-social. Due to these situations, most clients expect that details about them be kept as confidential as possible. Sadly enough, this has not always been achieved.
The outcome of this problem includes legal litigation against educators. This could be discussed as the worse form of outcome but it does happen in some cases. The implication to adult education institutions has been the distraction of their academic programs to pursue cases in court. There has also been financial loss for some institutions.
Ethical issues in adult education can be controlled. To curtail this problem, it is recommended that models be created to serve as benchmarks for conducting confidentiality issues among adult educators. To this end, Brockett (1988, 1990) has proposed a three dimension model, which includes personal value system, consideration of multiple responsibilities, and operationalization of values.
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However, it is much better than the former option. Though, the inmates who are to be released based on guess work are likely to be of little harm to the society. On the other hand, if there is lack of security personnel at the correction facility, the inmates who manage to flee are likely to be the most dangerous ones.
If I am the decision-maker of the healthcare team handling her case, I would opt to take an aggressive treatment regardless of the client’s express wishes of being left alone and to die in the process, to be specific. There are several ways to do this. For example, I could ask a court order to administer treatment.
In this case, the ability to reason ethically becomes a very important aspect of such professionals as counsellors. There are some models of ethical reasoning that help professionals at such dilemmatic moments to come up with a final decision. Examples of thee models include Utilitarianism, Kant's-Formalist-Theory and Wallace’s Ethical Contextualism.
Janet, the nurse communicated this to the attending Intesivist, Dr. Johnson who sought to disobey the directive based on the belief that she would get better. This is in spite of the insistence by the family that the directive be followed. Refusal to follow the directive is legally considered to amount to assault and battery under common law.
When the doctor broke the news to her and she was very upset and depressed. She insisted that no member of the family should get to know save for her partner. The patient was getting worse by the day and she had to be transferred to an isolation room
Therefore, once a patient is presented in the hospital, the health care providers must give them all the pertinent information that they might need in order to decide whether to undergo a risky procedure or not.