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Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics
See how ethical concerns impact practitioners in the social, health and human services sectors.Measure the importance of privacy and boundary issues. Dig into moral philosophical questions. Familiarise yourself with regulations and codes of ethics.
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Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
- Identify the foundations of ethical thought, moral philosophy and ethical theory, and the pivotal ethical discussions, arguments, rationales and positions associated with these.
- Understand the relevance of human-rights based practice frameworks within health and human services, and the importance of exploring personal value positions that can influence practice.
- Recognise the unique contribution of a range of professional disciplines in the resolution of ethical issues, problems and dilemmas in multidisciplinary work contexts, and identify the codes of ethics governing different professions.
- Identify the founding principles and purposes inherent in the codes of ethics of particular professional disciplines, and analyse and critique these codes in relation to their contribution and applicability to professional conduct and practice situations.
- Develop the skills and processes to make informed and appropriate assessments in relation to ethical challenges, using ethical decision-making models, and to take justifiable action based on those assessments.
- Demonstrate self-evaluative and critical reflective practice skills necessary to work within a broad ethical framework in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Conceptualise and critique current practice issues in particular fields of practice within a definable and accountable set of ethical parameters.
- Interdisciplinary professional ethics: Setting the context
- Moral philosophy and ethical theory : Setting the foundations
- Human rights and social justice : Ethics & activism
- Regulation of the professions : Codes of ethics and standards of conduct
- Ethical decision-making
- Client rights: Autonomy and informed consent
- Client rights: Privacy and confidentiality
- Duty of care and duty to warn obligations
- Professional integrity
- E-Professionalism and Digital Literacy
- Ethics in the Workplace: Personal, professional and organisational responsibilities
- Ethics in social research
- Developing the ethics toolbox
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre requisite: HSV7034 (Field Placement 1)
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Admission to Griffith University MSocial Work OUA Course required
This degree introduces the concept of interprofessional ethics for the social, health and human services. It covers the foundations of human rights, moral philosophy and ethical theory as these apply to professional practice.
Students will explore many of the ethical dilemmas that confront practitioners, including privacy, confidentiality and informed consent; boundary issues and relationships with clients, colleagues and employers; community-based practice, activism and the ethical implications of social media.
Students are encouraged to engage in active dialogue with fellow students and others from different professional disciplines to promote a shared understanding of values and ethical perspectives. Students will learn how to use ethical decision-making models, understand issues of regulation, and review relevant codes of ethics and professional practice standards. Pre-requisites: Master of Social Work students must have completed HSV7034 Social Work Field Placement 1.
- Ethical Position Paper (45%)
- Ethical Decision Making Paper (35%)
- Guided discussion with peers (20%)