Ethics Discussion


Here is the Post Two-(due 11/25)-You are to respond to one classmate. The classmate can be on either side (ethical or unethical) no matter what side you were assigned. .

Points assigned when you submit on time, respond to one person (who has not had one response yet) use proper English, and clearly state your assigned stance (.5 point).

The rest of the points (2.5) are assigned to the following: You use two relevant parts of the Code of Ethics to support what you are saying. This part of the discussion will receive a zero (0) if you submit to the wrong area, submit late, don’t submit, post a second response to someone when others have not had a response yet, or take the unassigned stance. The sooner you participate in part 2 of the discussion board–the more options you will have.

Note: the entire discussion board is worth five points (two points for part one and three points for part two.

I will put one of my classmate’s respond to the and I need you to respond to it …. which is on this SCENARIO

“You work in the county health department’s asthma maintenance program. You are assigned to visit Hispanic families living in one of the zip codes assigned to you. In one family there are five children…four of whom have asthma. In your visits, you find that the family does not like receiving free medications or medical services because it is against the culture to accept free items/services. Because of this, they choose to not take the children to regular health care visits for their asthma. They also use the medicine for the child/children with the most severe symptoms. This is one way they prolong their visits to the health care provider. You decide, as the health educator, that the best approach is to work with the informal primary care providers (mom and grand mom) within their cultural beliefs. You do this through asthma education with an emphasis on which symptoms are the most severe so they can make better informed decisions.”

This is my classmate’s respond on the scenario: “The decision was unethical because it violated the Health Education

Profession Code of Ethics. According to the article I section 3, the code of

ethics states that health educators should accurately communicate the potential

benefits and consequences of the services and programs with which they are

associated. Although the Hispanic families prefer not to receive free

medications or medical services due to their culture, it is still necessary to

educate them and/or inform them with all potential outcomes; and that should

include the benefits of taking routine asthma maintenance medications to avoid

their children end up being hospitalized. Therefore, the decision has also violated

section 1 of article I, due to the fact of health educators should support the

right of individuals to make informed decisions regarding health, as long as

such decisions pose no threat to the health of others. In this case, the

guardians’ choice of not receiving free medication and medical services posed

threat to their 4 children with asthma, and caused two of the kids ended up

being hospitalized.”