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APA's Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity

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A detailed discussion on APA Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity, as it pertains to a aspirational principle. Why is this principle important and what standards are reflective under this.

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Respect for People's Rights and Dignity

APA's ethical principle #5 (refer to APA) as follows:

Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity
Psychologists respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination. Psychologists are aware that special safeguards may be necessary to protect the rights and welfare of persons or communities whose vulnerabilities impair autonomous decision making. Psychologists are aware of and respect cultural, individual and role differences, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status and consider these factors when working with members of such groups. Psychologists try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those ...

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To uphold principle E for psychologist, they are responsible to practice with competence, offer privacy and confidentiality and further their professional work by continued education and training.