Dr. Davis, a high school principal, is experiencing stress at work and in his personal life. He decides to take an extended fishing trip to relieve the stress, and he classifies the time he takes off as medical leave.
Does Dr. Davis’s action put at risk the ethical principles for professional educators?
Yes, because it was inappropriate for Dr. Davis to decide for himself what constitutes medical leave.
No, because stress is a legitimate medical concern that could impair Dr. Davis’s ability to do his job.
No, as long as Dr. Davis carefully reviewed his own symptoms and determined that he fit the criteria for having a psychological condition.