ERIC Number: ED181997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Considerations in Home-Based Programs.
This paper provides a checklist of 10 potential ethical problems associated with intervention in families through home-based programs. Problems which directly involve program participants are (1) pressure on parents to join the program, (2) violation of confidentiality, (3) intrusiveness, (4) need to respect the family's style of living, (5) giving assistance in matters beyond the home visitor's areas of expertise, and (6) giving more services than the home visitor can deliver and more than the participants want. The last four ethical considerations pertain to the ethics of program evaluation: the need for definitions of goals and method; for monitoring the quality of delivering the method; and for systematic program evaluation to provide evidence of program success. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Family Service Association of Nassau County, Inc., Mineola, NY.; State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.
Identifiers: Verbal Interaction Project
Note: Paper presented at the National Symposium on Home-Based Care for Children and Families (2nd, Iowa City, IA, April 24, 1979)