Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession by CNHEO, guides the work of health educators.
Planners should have integrity, and be honest, loyal, and accountable.
Many of the ethical issues that program planners will face revolve around the three fundamental principles of The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subject Research has three fundamental ethical principles:
Respect for Persons
Beneficence â€“maximizing benefits; doing good
To complete the assignment:
After reading Chapter 13, write a short paper on the Ethical Concerns that could impact your Program Design project if not mindful of The Belmont Reportâ€™s: Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice.
Discuss each of the three ethical issues that you should be mindful of for you program. Please write your examples based on your program plan topic and not hypotheticals. The three ethical concerns are:Respect for Persons (minimum 1-2 paragraphs)
Beneficence and (minimum 1-2 paragraphs)
Justice (minimum 1-2 paragraphs)
The assignment should be typed using 12-point font and one-inch margins. Please use either Times New Roman or Arial font.
The preamble of the Code states: “Health Educators are responsible for upholding the integrity and ethics of the profession as they face the daily challenges of making decisions. Health Educators value diversity in society and embrace a multiplicity of approaches in their work to support the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of all people” (CNHEO, n.d., para. I). For program planners, this means having integrity and being honest, loyal, and accountable. Unethical practice leads to professional recklessness; planners who act unethically damage their professional reputation and integrity (Bensley, 2009).
â€œEthical issues permeate almost every decision and action undertaken in health education” (Goldsmith, 2006, p. 33), including many of the decisions associated with program planning. By ethical issues, we mean situations in which competing values are at play and program planners need to make a judgment about what is the most appropriate course of action.
For example, planners may want to create an intervention that includes an economic incentive for a priority population that, for the most part, is composed of individuals with a low socioeconomic status. Because of the socioeconomic status of those in the priority population, the ethical issue that faces the planners is deciding at what dollar value does the incentive cross over from encouraging people to participate in a program to manipulating their participation in the program?