2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHMSR 3553 Practical Ethics in Human Services

The provision of human services often involves many conflicts such as the conflict between good practice and the demands of the institution for which you work, the conflict between the needs/rights of the client or group of clients and the public good, between workers, due to differences in training, profession, job responsibility, or approach to clients; or between research needs and the needs/rights of the client or group of clients. Utilizing readings and case studies, this course will explore the ethical issues human service professionals encounter, sources of unethical human service interventions, and the evaluation and development of ethical intervention approaches. Students will gain specialized knowledge and skill in applying ethical theory and decision-making to professional practice in human services.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CHMSR 2551 or permission of instructor