Open Access Conceptual Paper

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas for Substance Abuse Clinicians: Introduction to A Novel Framework

Stephanie Hicks Pass

Department of Social Work, Austin Peay State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 06, 2021;  Published Date: July 16, 2021


Novice chemical dependency workers often find themselves facing ethical issues with little formal supervision available to them. They have to rely on their prior training, their professional Code of Ethics and their practice knowledge, however, novice helpers often do not have enough practice knowledge to feel comfortable in their skills. This novel framework is a tool designed for newly graduated professionals to add to their arsenal in toolkit to utilize in resolving ethical issues in the practice arena.

Keywords:Ethics; Ethical dilemmas; Ethical frameworks; Value conflicts

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