Your manager has given you a new assignment. It is time to update the employee handbook. You will be creating information to add to the handbook. You are to outline the following:
Provide information and support for a proposed Computer and Internet Use policy. Discuss the important factors to be considered when creating a Computer and Internet Use policy and why they are important. Remember, you are trying to convince your manager to use your language in the handbook update, so support your position.
Draft language for a proposed organizational standard for ethical decision making. This should describe a step-by-step process for making critical decisions about potential ethical issues faced by counselors. This process should include, where appropriate, reference to the ethical code at the state level or a model code from a nationally recognized organization.
Important Factor Why is it important? Supporting Information 1. Data maintained in electronic formats must be secured using the best security 2. Access to client health information must be appropriately limited 3. All electronically stored data must be destroyed as soon as the information is no longer needed for treatment purposes or required to be kept in client records. 4. Systems are appropriate to the client’s needs and the provision of these services must take place in a non-discriminatory fashion. 5. Software must be designed for a specific function, and in a manner that is safe for our clients. 6. Inform clients of the benefits and limitations of the technology. Counselors must determine whether our clients are intellectually, emotionally, and physically capable of using the technology. 7. Technology to use is in compliance with any federal, state, and local laws. 8. All personal must be appropriately trained.
Steps Description of Steps Ethical Code reference or Model Code Reference Identify the problem.
Determine what ethical, legal, and institutional policies are involved.
Determine potential solutions.
Choose and implement the solution.