Should your religion protect you from losing your job if you violate that jobs code of ethics based of religious beliefs? This was an example about a psychiatrist who was fired for not treating a lesbian wanting help with her relationship. However a psychiatrists code of ethics says they must not turn away treatment based of ones sexual preferences. So why the hell should this shrink be exempt.
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by momofonelilguy at 6:37 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 6:43 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
I think you should take that into consideration when you start a job where you have to adhere to a code of ethics
You can choose to violate that code for your personal beliefs, but be prepared to accept the consequences
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:32 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by FXmomTo3 at 8:13 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 6:35 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
I agree with lovinangels and also with scout mom. I think most Dr.s can turn you away, can't they? I would have to hope that in most situations, if the situation didn't mesh with the professionals personal beliefs that they would be able to recommend another professional that would be able to give a more helpful and thoughtful approach to the issue.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:01 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
There is a case, still pending, I believe, involving a student in Georgia who is suing her school because she feels that they are asking her to change her religious beliefs--when in fact, she is very anti-gay, and as she is in the counseling program, she is being asked to follow a remediation plan to learn how to be more sensitive to others. She has been very outspoken against what she perceives as "the gay lifestyle", and her school feels that this could be detrimental to those she would counsel. The field in which she hopes to graduate has its own code of ethics that everyone must agree to follow. It's a very interesting case and question. I think that if one's personal/religious beliefs prevent one from being able to perform a job, then that person is in the wrong field.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:04 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:33 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:38 AM on Aug. 9, 2010
Next question overall
When and where can your eleven or twelve year old use their cell phone?