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Personal Values and Ethical Standards Paper Mary.L.Haught BSHS/332 April 23, 2011 Instructor Marcia Winter

The term for values and ethics are extremely broad terms. and on the psychiatric unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The core values are integrity. They are more than words-they are the moral. home nursing. teamwork. and professional attributes of character. And all of these places have taught me the value of life. caring. I have worked in nursing homes. private care. One of the imperatives for organizational vision is that it must be based on and consistent with the organization’s core values. Values provide the basis for judgment about what is important for the organization to succeed in its core business. However. One place where values are important is in relation to vision. Values are what we as a profession. . those operating in the national security arena are no exception. judge to be right. ethical. My values are set very high mostly contributed to my father and mother and what they taught me through out the years. and stewardship. and we need to focus in on the aspects most relevant for strategic leaders and decision makers. an organization.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 2 Personal Values and Ethical Standards Paper Values and ethics are central to any organization. and what I want my goal to be and work hard at achieving it. collectively. Values can be defined as those things that are important to or valued by someone. professionalism.” Another example would be the line of work that I do on a daily basis. They said “If you want something you have to work hard to get it because nothing is ever handed to you. someone can be an individual or.

There have been times in my life where I came close to death. I am sure there will always be conflicts in any job I acquire. And it had opened my eyes to what is going on around me. love life as it is. love my children whether good or bad and do for others and make sure that I’m reaching my goals in life. As hopefully they will come to work everyday and show their examples to other workers as well. I would like for the employees to show the same respect by giving me good work ethics and showing interest in the job that they do. I have achieved and valued my goals I have set in my life and I’m very thankful to the lord for helping me do all these things. By implying my values as a Human Service Worker I will instill them in the work and projects that I will have to accomplish. When good jobs are shown between workers then there is promotions. I value anything and everything because I love life. . The implications of the values of work I will do as a Human Service Professional is that I will up hold the laws and ethical standards and value’s set forth in the job I will do and set good examples for employees around me. Now I work hard. And I know that sounds cheesy but its true. This will present a good working atmosphere and everyone will try to get along with each other because they are all here to do a job. Just like the value of setting your goals and achieving them you need to work at the conflicts one at a time until you are satisfied with the goals of the employees you set out to do.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 3 I have heard other employees story’s throughout working with the young and the old and it makes me want to do more with my life so that I’m proud of myself and want to be able to help others around me to be able to help them want to achieve their goals in life. getting a better job where there is not as much labor enforced and more of the thinking process incorporated.

to tell the truth. Experience often has led societies to develop beliefs about what is of value for the common good. and to abide by the requirements of the law. Basic honesty and conformity to law. just as are other persons. “The public servant is morally bound. “ One example is the notion of reciprocity. However. to keep promises. when discussing a specific ethical dilemma in relation to the ethical standards of Human Service Professionals in which you will experience little difficulty due to accordance between ethical practice and your personal belief system. There are some basics of behavior that are expected of all if a society is to function for the collective good. Note that societies differ from one another in the specifics. a third notion of appreciation of merit in others regardless of personal feelings. for public officials.” These are some ethic public morality: (1) Ethic of compromise and social integration (2) Ethic of public policy determination (3) Ethic of democratic responsibility (4) Service orientation and procedural fairness (5) Conflict of interest (6) Basic honesty and conformity to law.” Yet. Although the first place to look in determining what is right or wrong is society. Virtually every society makes some determination. “Give the devil his due. to respect the person and the property of others. However.” “A gentleman’s word is his bond. this level only describes the basic adherence to moral codes that is expected of all members of a group or society.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 4 I realize I will have those workers who like to slack at their job and be lazy but hopefully the other workers who value their jobs will set good examples for them to want to do better for themselves.” “Another is the notion of good intent. but not in the general principles. there is additional reason why it is important to adhere to these basic moral codes and laws: they have more power than the average member of the society.” “One good deed deserves another. .” In many ways.

However. and to use their power to circum vent those procedures for their own convenience or benefit. Service orientation and procedural fairness relates closely to the last. When we think of public workers who have violated the moral and power to their benefit and convenience. because . and advancing one’s self interest.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 5 and hence more opportunity for violation of those codes or laws. and that one does not advance his own personal interest at the expense of other workers. is moral. where ethical choices are rarely clear. The ethic of public policy determination involves the most difficult ethical choices. because it deals with the conflict between advancing the public working interest. Conflict of interest relates to the public in human services. There also is the negative example that misconduct by public officials provides. in which a Human Service Worker is relied upon to do so. because it concerns making moral judgments about other policies. The moral obligation of public servants is to follow established procedures. The difficulty is in determining how moral a policy is. Power must be used fairly and for the benefit of the workers. Their responsibility is to carry out the will of the people. Rather than standing on principle. and deals with the responsibilities of the public workers to ensure their actions serve the workers in the workplace. It deals with the necessity for compromise in a society. and it is often difficult to determine if a policy is right or wrong. Public policies almost always deal with very complex issues. The duty here is to ensure that public workers interest comes first. The ethic of compromise and social integration is an area not as salient as some of the others. The responsibility is to make moral policies. A society with irreconcilable differences on fundamental issues torn apart. democratic responsibility is where on is expected to cast their vote on their belief and what is good for the people.

“Values are what we. The boundaries of competence are when they talk about if the accused in the court is able logically to perform the tasks that they were accused. Sexual harrasement in the court room is where one had made sexual comments or sexual advances on a worker or friend in the work place or in public. I have experienced this on my current job.” You never insult a worker or make them look bad this is very unethical. And I have to explain to them without insulting their integrity “This is how we were shown to perform this task. The psychological tests in the courtroom are for the ones who want to plea insanity. The integrity is judged in the court room to see if they were really smart enough to pull off such a hard crime. In considering having difficulty with are the controlling people who have to be right all the time.” Individually or organizationally.” This is when my manager and administrator would not give this girl I work with a promotion because they stated “you are to immature. There are good and bad ethical choices it is up to us to promote the good in people. The lie detector shows the court if the accused is lying about the answers to the questions in court. as a profession. Human differences is where in the court room is where two people have their own opinion and cannot see eye to eye on one subject. and disintegration rather than integration of the society. . values determine what is right or wrong. and doing what is right or wrong is what we mean by ethics.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 6 without compromise there will be discord and conflict. To be have ethically is to behave in a manner consistent with what is right or moral. judge to be right.

designating or of reproduction by the union of male and female germ cells.mental . or torment. disagreement. of the mind .bound . When you look up the meaning of these words are as Psychological of psychology. Boundaries any line or thing marking a limit . legal capability. unimpaired condition. ability. soundness. or jurisdiction.affecting or intended to affect the mind. honesty. the sexes. Lie detector a polygraph used on persons suspected of lying to record the physiological changes assumed to occur when the subject lies in answering questions. fitness. wholeness. Differences condition or quality of being different. point of disagreement. debts.the state of holding different opinion.border. The crime they did they were not in their right mind when doing the crime. also. or typical of mankind. Integrity a being complete. consisting of or produced by men. specific. Human of. a dispute. uprightness. worry. . to trouble by repeated raids or attacks. Competence sufficient means for one’s needs. the way in which people or things are different . or quarrel. belonging to. the point of the issue. and sincerity. as with cares. having or showing qualities characteristics of people.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 7 Legal definition of insanity is where one has been accused in a court room by reason of insanity and gets a shorter sentence. Harass to trouble. power. the organs of sex and their functions. Sexual of or involving sex.

Page 1 of 10. (2011). great folly. References Value and Ethics. a term used formally in laws but not in psychiatry. mental illness or derangement. . extreme senselessness. Strategic leadership and decision making.PERSONAL VALUES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS PAPER 8 Insanity the state of being insane.