For this project, you will either:
• Report a real-life ethical dilemma you have experienced
• Create an original ethical dilemma.
Using the ethical decision-making process noted in the article (see Figure 1), respond to all of the prompts in Steps 1 – 3. You will present this process via a PPT presentation (or similar, such as Keynote) in class.
After reading the article and writing a well-defined scenario, create a PPT presentation with at least the following slides (you may add slides if needed): 1. Title Slide ● Should include your name and general title of the discussion (e.g., Decision-Making Guide to Gift Giving) 2. Scenario Slide ● While PPT slides should not typically contain excess verbiage, it will be necessary to paste your entire scenario onto this slide. The scenario should present an obvious ethical dilemma with specific contextual information, such as important characteristics of the individual, setting, relevant relationships between individuals, etc. that will allow adequate examination of the scenario. Ethical Decision-Making Presentation ● Example (used throughout the instructions): ● Parents ask their ABA provider, Arya, to coach their 6 year old with down syndrome to learn how to swim. The BCBA is a certified swimming instructor on the weekends and has experience training individuals with varying intellectual abilities. The family lives in Hawaii (mom is a professional surfer and the father works for the local aquarium) and is concerned for their child’s lack of water safety skills and a lack of providers in this context. The beach, animals, and spending time with family are all highly preferred for the learner. Should Arya enter the dual relationship? 3. Step 1: Why does this trigger your ethical radar? ● Be sure to follow the prompts in step 1, identifying the dilemma, the possible guiding BACB code, and any personal values or biases you bring to the scenario. ● It is fine to use more than one slide, if necessary. ● Example: ● Despite being one of the most qualified swim instructors for this population, the swim coach would be entering a dual relationship with the family (BACB Code 1.06) ● Arya’s behavior analytic training and background has instilled adherence to the Code and the BA verbal community has cautioned against multiple relationships with the rationale that it could impair objectivity and blur lines. ● Arya also wants to advance the values, ethics, and principles of the profession. 4. Step 2: Brainstorm Solutions ● Derive at least (2) different conclusions, one based solely on the code and another based on the context of the situation ● Example: ● BACB Code 1.06 states(a) and (b): “. . . behavior analysts avoid multiple relationships” “. . . seek to resolve dual relationship” Ethical Decision-Making Presentation ● Other solution Honor the request under specific conditions designed for the protection of the learner, the BCBA, and the profession (i.e., clear delineation and definition of both roles, transparent and well-documented billing procedures). Can still adhere to code 1.06(c) “Behavior analysts recognize and inform clients about potential effects of multiple relationships” 5. Step 3: Evaluate the Solutions ● Compare and contrast your two solutions and highlight at least 3 – 5 pros and cons for each solution. Consider any relevant variables listed in Figure 1, such as safety, dignity, outcomes, relationships, culture, etc. ● Example: ● Dual relationship is avoided. ● Relationship with the parents may be harmed ● Missed opportunity to disseminate and expand profession’s reach ● Child still without skills to swim ● Dual relationship is entered ● Risk of impaired objectivity ● Role confusion ● Unethical billing possibilities ● Socially valid ● Opportunities for the intersection of interventions addressing safety, independence, and communication 6. Conclusion ● Select the outcome you chose, highlighting the key elements for your decision. Presentation Requirements Whether the presentation is recorded or live, it is expected that the presenter will speak clearly so that all words are audible. It is also expected that the presenter will be prepared and articulate the information on the slides in a smooth and controlled manner (i.e., deliver pertinent information without long pauses or repetition of filler words)
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