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Lecture 8 Ethics in Social Work
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Learning Outcomes To understand what ethics is meant in social work practice To examine ethical dilemmas in social work
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What is meant by ‘ethics’? Ethics has a narrower meaning than ‘values’. ‘Whereas values are the implicit and explicit beliefs about what people consider good , ethics relates to what people consider correct or right’ (DuBois and Miley, 2008: 111). DuBois, B. and Miley, K.K. (2008) Social Work: An Empowering Profession (6 th ed.), Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
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Ethical decision-making as moral decision-making Example: To commit a confused and violent woman to hospital against her will Morally - wrong (threat to autonomy)
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Nature of Moral Judgements (Banks, 1995) 1) Moral judgements are about human welfare 2) Moral judgements entail action 3) A moral judgement should be universalisable 4) Social workers are asked to justify their moral judgements Sarah, B. (1995) Ethics and Values in Social Work , Basingstoke: British Association of Social Workers.
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Values and Ethics Ethics – relate to moral values – ‘ought’ to do – right versus wrong Both ethics and values generate standards that direct one’s conduct.
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Values and Ethics in Social Work Frameworks social workers should use to make
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course SOWK 1002 taught by Professor Chiu during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

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Lecture 8 (Powerpoint) - Lecture 8 Ethics in Social Work...

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