Syllabus Ethics

Topics: Ethics, Business ethics, Morality Pages: 16 (2509 words) Published: April 14, 2013
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Course Description

Ethical principles and practices of human service workers are examined in accordance with the community support skill standards for human service workers and the ethical standards of human service professionals. Major legal issues in the delivery of human services are examined. The roles, functions, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the human service worker are investigated.


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Course Materials

Freeman, S. J. (2000) Ethics: An introduction to philosophy and practice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Supplemental Resources

American School Counselor Association—Ethical Standards for School Counselors

American Mental Health Counselors Association—Code of Ethics

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethical Principles for Marriage and Family Therapists

APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

American Medical Association—Code of Medical Ethics

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics

National Organization for Human Services - NOHS

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Ethical Issues: Principles and Practices | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify concepts of ethics. | | | | |Understand the role of ethics in the human services profession. | | | | |Demonstrate an understanding of some of the major moral theories and their limitations. | | | | |Explore the use of a decision-making model to resolve ethical dilemmas. | |...
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