With which colleague do you find yourself disagreeing the most, and why?

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With which colleague do you find yourself disagreeing the most, and why?

Lupe is a social worker in a community mental health agency that is sponsoring workshops aimed at preventing the spread of HIV. The agency has attempted to involve the local churches in these workshops. One church withdrew its support because the workshops encouraged “safer” sexual practices, including the use of condoms, as a way of preventing HIV. A church official contended that the use of condoms is contrary to church teachings. Being a member of this church, Lupe finds herself struggling with value conflicts. She believes the teachings of her church and thinks the official had a right to withdraw his support of these workshops. But she also is aware that many people in the community she serves are at high risk for contracting HIV because of both drug use and sexual practices. In an attempt to resolve this value conflict, Lupe seeks out several of her colleagues, each of whom provides some advice.

Colleague A: I hope you tell your clients and others in the community that you have value conflicts between agency practice and your religious beliefs and, for that reason, you are voluntarily resigning from the agency.

Colleague B: Be up front with the people you come in contact with by telling them of your values and providing them with adequate referrals so they can get information about prevention of this disease. You do owe it to them not to steer them in the direction you think they should move.

Colleague C: It is best that you not disclose your values or let clients know that you agree with the church’s views. Instead, focus on the underlying causes of their behaviors and work toward helping clients become more aware of how they are engaging in self-destructive behaviors.

If Lupe were to seek you out and ask for your advice, consider what you would say to her. In formulating your position, answer these questions:

With which colleague do you find yourself disagreeing the most, and why?

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Explanation
I would most definitely disagree with Colleague A because he does not offer the solution to the problem at hand given that Lupe is a social worker her religious values do not necessarily need to be at par with the agency's values as long as she helps stop the spread of HIV since it is a just cause; quitting is very unprofessional as the problems would still be present when she could be part of the solution to help everyone in the community.

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I would most definitely disagree with Colleague A because he does not offer the solution to the problem at hand given that Lupe is a social worker her religious values do not necessarily need to be at par with the agency's values as long as she helps stop the spread of HIV since it is a just cause;

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