Karen is a Latina, lesbian woman who decided to come out to her family and classmates when she started her second year in her psychology doctoral program. She thought that things would be easier now that she could be her “true self” around her family and friends. However, several people were not as accepting of her as she would have liked, including her parents and four siblings. As a result, she struggles to keep up with schoolwork, is tearful during class, and becomes upset while in conferences with professors. The faculty at her school are talking about requiring her to start psychological treatment to deal with these issues, and are even considering removing her from the program.
What does the code say about what suggestions of the faculty? What are the cultural implications of doing what they are suggesting? Apply the ethical decision-making model discussed in Fisher (2013) to this situation and make a decision about how to handle Karen’s situation.
Examine the work of at least two other learners and comment on the following elements:
- Their perspective on what the ethical code says about the scenario.
- Their analysis of the cultural implications of doing what they are suggesting.
- Their application of all steps of the ethical decision-making model discussed in Fisher (2013) to this situation.
- Their resulting decision on how to handle Karen’s situation.
Your response may include comparing and contrasting several elements of the components or the outcome of your initial post.
Note: Remember, all of your discussion posts are expected to be written at a graduate level, be free from typos and spelling errors, and follow standard English grammar. You will need to support your points with in-text citations and references in APA style. This may include your readings for this course, but also outside scholarly sources that you obtain relevant to this discussion from our library.