Difficult Decisions: new tool for support workers

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, which the Alliance is a member of, has launched a tool called ‘Difficult Decisions’.

It is designed for care workers to use when faced with an ethical dilemma in their work with children and families of key populations, such as people living with HIV, sex workers or people who use drugs.

The Coalition worked with key population networks and community-based organisations to test and improve the tool in four languages and five countries, Alliance Linking Organisations, the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and Alliance Ukraine were two of the organisations that inputted.

You can download the tool from www.careworkerethics.org
It includes example dilemmas and how they were resolved, a code of ethics, standalone worksheets, video clips, and ‘orientation slides’ to help people deliver a 3-hour orientation to their colleagues.