Nicole wrote:The ethical 'OMG no way would I read about this or that' make me nuts.
The main problem is that there is nothing 'ethical' about a statement such as 'OMG no way would I read about this or that'. Rather, a personal preference or legal constraint masquerades
as though ethical considerations have been thought through.
One can’t dismiss a question, or refuse to answer it, without knowing who is asking it and why.
I had a 70 years-old lady who came for a reading and asked for a way in which she could put an end to her doctor’s marriage. She was basically asking for a potion or spell. Now, this woman is married, so, I had to ask why would she want to destroy her doctor’s marriage. She told me her husband is diabetic, and that she and her doctor have always being ‘very close’. She always thought that in the event of her husband death she would marry the doctor because she couldn’t bear the thought of being alone. But the doctor got married recently to a younger woman, disrupting her plans.
As you may see in the above case, the real issue her is the client’s fear of being alone, not the doctor’s marriage. Therefore, any course of action has to be focused on ‘the issue behind the question’. Some times we can actually help. Some others we need to acknowledge our limitations and lack of certification and refer the person to an specialist.