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Ethics and Human Rights

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Ethics and Human Rights

Hope Community Resources is committed to ethical services and supports for people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Ethics and Human Rights Committee at Hope was created to examine and appeal ethical concerns. Our vision is for a very strong, independent, and credible Ethics and Human Rights Committee at Hope.

The Ethics and Human Rights Committee is an invaluable resource in determining what is ethical for Hope, based upon our 10 values and 12 principles.  These values and principles guide how Hope decides what the “right thing” is and how to “do the right thing.”  In this way the Ethics and Human Rights Committee can serve as a conscience for the agency.  Ethical dilemmas are submitted to the committee, which then convenes to discuss the issue, as well as a course of action. Summaries of the committee’s work are called “Independent Findings.”   The Independent Findings of the Ethics and Human Rights Committee are advisory and may become policy for the agency going forward.

Staff members, support recipients, families and guardians and community members who are concerned about an area of ethics or human rights at Hope are encouraged to present that concern to the committee. Some examples are:

  • Value conflicts among Hope service recipients, staff, family members, guardians
  • Questions of a moral or ethical nature that arise while providing services
  • Potential violations of human or civil rights
  • Potential violations of Hope’s values

To submit an ethics or human rights issue or question, fill out an Ethics and Human Rights Referral Form and email the form to any current committee member.

 

Committee Members

Rick Benjamin, Chair
Britteny Howell
Caitlin Jones
Michelle McManus
Sue Nelson
Julie Mettler
Carrie Winfree