Application Scenario 3: Sam
Sam is a first-year student from Poughkeepsie. Through the Praxis Program, Sam was placed at a counseling program for intravenous drug users. Her role at the program is to conduct intake interviews. She meets with new clients individually, asks a series of questions from a standard form, and records the answers.
From her interviews, Sam notices that many of the clients from a particular neighborhood report using both intravenous drugs and illegally obtained pills. She makes notes on this correlation. At the end of the semester, Sam prepares a poster about her experience for an open forum in the Campus Center. Her poster is called “Observed Differences in Drug Culture Among Philadelphia Neighborhoods.”
What is wrong with Sam’s actions?
Think about what is wrong. Then click here for hints.
If you could travel back in time, what could you say to Sam to help her make more ethical choices?