ETHICAL DILEMMA ASSIGNMENT
- Please give some thought to the ethical principles that have been discussed in class.
- Review your educational and employment related experiences and identify a
dilemma that you have encountered.
- Describe the dilemma. The scenario may be written in first or third person.Â To
maintain confidentiality, do not use specific names; develop fictional names.Â Â Identify
the ethical principles that were violated or breached, using the terminology discussed
in class (ie. justice, beneficence etc).Â If the dilemma was resolved, briefly describe
- Describe the ethical principles. Utilize the â€œIdentification of Ethical Principles
Worksheetâ€ and the ADHA Code of Ethics as a guide.Â Do not just list the ethical
principles/values.Â Identify each principle involved and provide the justification in
sentence form. (scroll down to see the worksheet)
Evaluation of Ethical Dilemma Assignment
Content:Â Ethical dilemma(s) identified and appropriately discussed (60 pts)
Content:Â Ethical principle(s) identified and justified.Â Â (30 pts)
Mechanics:Â Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation (10 pts)
Total Points: 100
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION (ADAA)
POLICY ON PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS AND CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
As an organization charged with representing a part of the profession involved in the practice of dentistry, the American Dental Assistants Association has delineated the Principles of Ethics and the Code of Professional Conduct for members, officers and trustees. The Principles of Ethics are general goals to which each member should aspire and are not intended to be enforceable as rules of conduct for dental assistants. The Code of Professional Conduct is intended for use as a guide for the evaluation of elected officials and members.
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS
Each individual involved in the practice of dentistry assumes the obligation of maintaining and enriching the profession. Each member may choose to meet this obligation according to the dictates of personal conscience based on the needs of the human beings the profession of dentistry is committed to serve.
The spirit of the Golden Rule is the basic guiding principle of this concept. The member must strive to at all times maintain confidentiality, and exhibit respect for the dentist/employer. The member shall refrain from performing any professional service which is prohibited by state law and has the obligation to prove competence prior to providing services to any patient. The member shall constantly strive to upgrade and expand technical skills for the benefit of the employer and the consumer public. The member should additionally seek to sustain and improve the Local Organization, State Association, and the American Dental Assistants Association by active participation and personal commitment.
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
As a member of the American Dental Assistants Association, I pledge to:
- Abide by the Bylaws of the Association;
- Maintain loyalty to the Association;
- Pursue the objectives of the Association;
- Hold in confidence the information entrusted to me by the Association;
- Serve all members of the Association in an impartial manner;
- Recognize and follow all laws and regulations relating to activities of the Association;
- Maintain respect for the members and the employees of the Association;
- Exercise and insist on sound business principles in the conduct of the affairs of the Association;
- Use legal and ethical means to influence legislation or regulation affecting members of the Association;
- Issue no false or misleading statements to fellow members or to the public;
- Refrain from disseminating malicious information concerning the Association or any member or employee of the American Dental Assistants Association;
- Maintain high standards of personal conduct and integrity;
- To not imply Association endorsement of personal opinions or positions;
- Cooperate in a reasonable and proper manner with staff and members;
- Accept no personal compensation from fellow members, except as Â Â Â Â Â approved by the Association;
- Promote and maintain the highest standards or performance in service to the Association;
- Assure public confidence in the integrity and service of the Association.