Bill Of Rights/Human Services
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BSHS/465 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY
Emphasis on the “Bill Of Rights”
Discuss the rights we chose for the HS professional
Discuss the rights we chose for the clients
Discuss Professional/Client rights
Explain the rights and their importance.
Discuss how rights contribute to the development of a useful guide.
The Human Service Professional Rights
The Right To Work In a Ethical and Supportive Environment
Builds a competent team
Encourages staff input
Praise for good work
Ethical work practices
The Right To Participate in Continuing Education Classes
Gain more knowledge
Hands on experience
The Clients Rights
Clients Have The Right To Opinions
Termination of services.
The right to refuse services.
Serviced by qualified Staff
Options for alternative services and referrals.
Access to services and service plans
Clients Have the Right to Confidentiality
Protects their privacy
Helps in creating a trusting relationship
Ensures the professional and other deemed personnel are only privileged to their information.
Clients Have the Right to Advocacy
Provide services without discrimination or preference against:
The Rights of the Professional/Client Relationship
Client and Professional Boundaries
Be friendly with your client, but not their friend.
Boundaries should be set in the first session.
Be clear on your limits as a provider.
Development of a Useful Guide
It recognizes the significance of the professional
It emphasizes collaborative efforts
It creates opportunity for professional/personal growth
Clients are relevant
Clients have choices
Give clients a way to address any problems they may have.
Encourage clients to take part in getting the right help they need, not your beliefs.
Without boundaries, you may overstep your responsibilities of providing help and support to offering money or personal advice to your client.
There exist many different versions of the Human Services Bill of Rights, but all aim to emphasize the rights of the professional and client:
The Right to privacy and confidentiality
The Right to standards of professionalism, competency and accountability.
The Right to religious beliefs
To be treated with dignity and respect (Levine, 2013)
Levine, J. (2013). Working with People. The Helping Process (9th ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database.
National Organization for Human Service Education (NOHSE). (1995). Ethical standards of human service professionals. In codes of ethics for the helping professions (3rd ed)(2007) (pp. 196-201). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Reamer, F. G. (1990). Ethical dilemmas in social Service: A guide for social workers. New York: Columbia University Press