Morality and Ethics are very important and challenging in all professions. as we have to put our beliefs, thoughts, priorities and rights on one board and then try to find or choose what suits it best
it wasn’t easy for me to decide which clinical experience i should choose in order to share with others, not because there were nothing but because i was trying to find the most challenging one i had went through
while i was working in a rehabilitation center which mainly deals with adult cases of different chronic conditions, we received a referred pediatric “Cerebral Palsy” case, it was the first session for me with this child who was crying at the beginning of the session and it was difficult for me to do my plan even with the presence and help of the mother which was completely understandable when working with children. But then the child slowly calms down, stops crying and i start to have some contact and response from the child and doing my plan. once i had reached that, my employer told me to stop the session because there were other patients waiting and i have to start treating them as well.
i didn’t find it fair for the child to just stop the session because there were other patients waiting outside the door “but they are also patients”. the child came to the center seeking treatment as the others do. and we all know that treating children needs special considerations, time and patience, because they are not like adults who we can easily communicate with and do what we ask them to do
but from another side, i also didn’t find it fair for other patients to wait for too long to get their treatment. this extremely challenges me, on one hand the child who needs enough time for the session and on the other hand the other patients who have the right of not waiting too long to get treatment. this situation causes some sort of argument between me and my employer but it was truly a moral challenge