This subject explores the relationship between ethical theory, ethical principles, and professional practice. The overarching theme is the service ethic in social work theory and its implications for practice. The value and adequacy of professional codes as guides to practice will be considered, as well as the conflict between personal and professional values and the legal and organisational context of practice. The notion of moral risk and ethical responsibility will be considered. The subject will conclude with a discussion of ethical decision making and some common practice issues.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not for students who have completed SWK424
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