University of Phoenix Material
Case Study One Worksheet
Respond to the following questions in 1,250
- Why is this an ethical dilemma? Which APA Ethical Principles help frame the nature of the dilemma?
- How might Dr. Romaro’s ambivalence toward the death penalty influence his decision to offer a forensic diagnosis of intellectual disability? How might John’s “confession” or his comment about the “boy waiting for the bus” influence the decision? To what extent should these factors play a role in Dr. Romaro’s report?
- How are APA Ethical Standards 2.0f, 3.06, 4.04, 4.05, 5.01, 9.01a and 9.06 relevant to this case? Which other standards might apply?
- What steps should Dr. Romaro take to ethically implement his decision and monitor its effect?
Fisher, C. B. (2013). Decoding the ethics code: A practical guide for psychologists. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.