Write a 500-750-word paper in which you discuss how you apply the basic ethical principles in behavioral health practice of autonomy, fidelity, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and honesty as they relate to the following cases.
Case 1: A client with depression who has been seeing a therapist for a year has begun to get more depressed and has recently revealed an eating disorder that has been untreated for many years. This client is seeing you for case management services. In your capacity as a case manager, how can you ensure you are meeting the basic ethical principles listed above? Apply each of the principles to different aspects of the case you would reasonably expect to encounter.
Case 2: You have discovered that a client you have come to know and like has recently abused her son. This client has many stressors in her life including an unsupportive ex-husband who is not paying child support and does not visit his son, and a job that does not pay enough. These stressors are causing financial stress and little support for the client. She is a good mother other than this incident and you would hate to see her son taken from her. In light of this case, what are you ethically and legally obligated to do? How would you work through your own conflicts in this case? How would your actions in whatever you identify them to be apply to the basic ethical principles listed (autonomy, fidelity, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice, and honesty)?