As an advanced human services professional practitioner, it is important to be aware of the broader context in which human services organizations operate. Current events, such as police brutality against people of color, global pandemics, and changes to immigration policies, can pose unique ethical dilemmas and social justice issues that human services administrators must be prepared to address. For example, stricter immigration policies may prevent undocumented immigrants from seeking needed services due to fear of deportation. Often, current events, like stricter immigration policies, are widely covered in the news media and generate strong public opinions, which add to the pressure of human services administrators who must respond.
In this Discussion, you will examine how a recent current event might have affected a human services organization in terms of posing an ethical dilemma or social justice issue. You will also consider how a human services administrator should respond and how public opinion about the dilemma or issue might affect the administrator’s response.
Post an explanation of how a current event that occurred within the past five years might have affected a human services organization in terms of posing an ethical dilemma or social justice issue. Then, explain how human services administrators should have addressed the ethical dilemma or social justice issue. Finally, explain how the media has influenced public opinion about the dilemma or issue and how public opinion could have influenced the administrators’ actions.
Support your post with specific NOHS ethical standards and at least one article from an academically appropriate source that you found in your own search.
NOHS ethical standard: (please do not forget to use a standard to support your answer)