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Being an effective counselor includes having knowledge of and the ability to integrate a code of ethics into one's professional practice. This article addresses some of the highlights of the changes in the 2005 ACA [American Counseling Association] Code of Ethics such as end-of-life issues, boundaries and relationships, and multicultural and diversity considerations. It is critical for counselors to demonstrate cultural sensitivity during the ethical decision- making process throughout their counseling, supervision, teaching, and research practice.

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Kocet M.M. (2006). Ethical challenges in a complex world: Highlights of the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84(2), 228-234.