Give your explanation on ethical dilemma?
Ethical dilemma conceptually revolves round a sort of uncertainty of choices for a specific organisation or society within given ethical frame. Subjects may thus choose one of the 2 alternatives -- things ethically incorrect or correct. A review of APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct illustrates ethical concerns specific to the practice of psychotherapy and their research. They comprise 10 different standards covering a broader wavelength of aspects surrounding research and actions vis-a-vis maintaining ethical standards.
In the given situation one may find some potential ethical dilemmas in conducting the research study. In a given situation where 3 psychotherapists involved in private practice along with several such practitioners plan for a of research putting the children and their parents into an experiment and find the output, one may find some ethical dilemma. One major such dilemma would be to convince and involve the children in the test. Second will be to involve the parents and their family in the same test. Third dilemma would be to randomly assign some to the experiments and keep others out. Also another dilemma in conducting research would be to keep some in waitlist.
This is also to dwell on activities designed to treat and manage symptoms of ADHD for the children, the parents, and the family as a whole based in cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory and interventions where medications are not involved. These are clearly perceived by Nagy (2011) across the 10 standards discussed capturing different aspects of ethical standard in conducting research.
1. Nagy, T. F. (2011). Essential Ethics for Psychologists: A Primer for Understanding and Mastering Core Issues, American Psychological Association, https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/12345-001
2. Aldenkamp, A., Arzimanoglou, A., Reijs (2006). Optimizing Therapy of Seizures in Children and Adolescents with ADHD. Nerology,67: 49-51.