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Ethics in Screening

What is screening? Discuss screening of group members from an ethical perspective. What effects can successful screening have on the overall life of a group? Discuss involuntary group participation? is it beneficial? Support your decision utilizing the ethical codes adding any additional references as needed.

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? What is screening?

Screening is performed to identify the presence of disease, or the risk for a disease. Screening is done in the form of interviews, health tests, or psychological interventions.

? Discuss screening of group members from an ethical perspective.

Ethical issues associated with screening involve screening that is used for stereotyping and exclusion. As an example, Glassgold & Knapp (2008) found that many Christian and Jewish denominations rely on psychologists to screen or evaluate clergy for religious professions. The psychologists screen for pedophilia, alcoholism, substance abuse, and psychological traits or disorders, citing these traits as a cause for ineffective functioning as a member of the clergy. According to Glassgold & Knapp, the psychologists' reports are significant and could jeopardize a job. They note that in following the guidelines of Principle A of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2002), psychologists are obligated to provide accurate and through information to the institution. However, as they point out, while the psychological services may benefit participants in their ...

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This solution discusses ethical issues associated with the screening of groups.