SWP 914 Ethics and Values for Social Work

This course examines the nature of values, ethics and human rights, discusses major sources of ethical misconduct, mistakes and dilemmas in social work, and seeks to assist students in developing and applying frameworks for ethical decision-making in practice. Theoretical orientations to ethics and the current context of values and ethics within our social/economic/political context are critically examined. Conflicts between personal, professional, workplace and public values and a critical evaluation of codes of ethics are explored. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: (SWP 302, SWP 331, SWP 335, SWP 341, SWP 402 and SWP 435) or Direct Entry Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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