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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 considerations

Ethical Considerations


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


Ethical considerations

  • American Psychologist (2002) 1060-1071


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