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Ethical Considerations. Ethical Principles of Psychologists. American Psychological Association Guidelines (2002) A. Beneficience and Nonmaleficience B. Fidelity and Responsibility C. Integrity D. Justice E. Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity. Beneficience and Nonmaleficience.

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ethical principles of psychologists
Ethical Principles of Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association Guidelines (2002)
    • A. Beneficience and Nonmaleficience
    • B. Fidelity and Responsibility
    • C. Integrity
    • D. Justice
    • E. Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity
beneficience and nonmaleficience
Beneficience and Nonmaleficience
  • As psychologists and students of psychology we are expected to maintain standards of ethical behavior, including:
    • Concern for the welfare of the patient
    • Avoidance of harm to the patient
fidelity and responsibility
Fidelity and Responsibility
  • Uphold professional standards of conduct
  • Clarify roles and obligations
  • Accept responsibility for their behavior
  • Manage conflicts of interest
  • Consult with, refer to, or cooperate with other professionals and institutions
integrity
Integrity
  • Promote honesty and truthfulness
  • Do not engage in misrepresentation of fact
justice
Justice
  • Recognize that all persons are entitled access to and benefit from the contributions of psychology and to equal quality of the processes, procedures, and services being conducted by psychologists
  • Recognize the boundaries of their competence to prevent unfair practices
respect for people s rights and dignity
Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity
  • Respect the dignity and worth of all people
  • Respect rights of privacy and confidentiality
  • Are aware of and respect cultural, individual, and role differences
ethical standards
Resolving ethical issues

Reporting violations

Competence

Maintaining competence

Human relations

Sexual harassment

Advertising

Avoidance of false statements

Record keeping

Disposal of records

Research

debriefing

Assessments

release of test data

Treatment

Sexual intimacies with a patient

ETHICAL STANDARDS
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