Case Study: Cultural Competence
For this assignment, you will refer to the section “Course Case Study.” Reread the case study, looking specifically at issues related to cultural competence. Examine the ACA’s and APA’s ethical guidelines related to the issue of cultural competence and respond to the following:
- Describe the ethical issues related to cultural competence.
- Examine the influence of your own personal values as related to the diversity issues presented in this case. Reflect on how you felt as you read the case study, how your values came into play, and how you would handle your values in a situation such as this.
- Make recommendations based on your readings and the APA or ACA ethics codes.
- Be sure to apply specific ethical principles.
In definition, ethical competence is the ability of the professionals to work professional in a cross cultural community. In this case study there is an evident case of ethical competence though not expressed in the best way. Joe’s religion and that of his client Jill clashes, meaning that there should be cross cultural competence that should allow Joe serve his clients professionally without minding their religion. There is also the cultural difference between Joe and his client. Joe should be welcoming of all the cultures present in that area without minding his own virtues that he upholds dearly. He should be welcoming to all cult…