5 Values - WHATAREVALUES? Thelenswebringtoourlife

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WHAT ARE VALUES? The “lens” we bring to our life Selected ideals about how the world  SHOULD be and how people SHOULD  act A profession’s or society’s “conscience” Expressions of what is preferred Beliefs about what is valued
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Values: Tell others what is important to you Are kept even in adversity Are learned from those around you Identify priorities Use your resources (money, time,  intellect)
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DISTINCTIONS Value Systems—complex networks of  values that people develop individually or  collectively that are ideally congruent or  internally consistent and express  preferences and desired outcomes Facts—what actually exists Capable of being verified There is a Budapest.  Pigs cannot fly.
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Rights—legitimate expectations to access  resources Ideologies—commonly shared beliefs that  express social and group values regarding  life; a collection of political proposals,  usually idealistic  (Social work operates from an ideological  base)
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SYSTEMS Judeo-Christian doctrine—inherent  individual worth and responsibility for  others Democratic ideals—equality and right to  life, liberty and pursuit of happiness Puritan ethic—good people work, morality  and independence (vs. pleasure)
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5 Values - WHATAREVALUES? Thelenswebringtoourlife

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