Students will learn the history of ethics and reflect on the ethical concerns common to human services and direct support care situations. Professional codes of ethics and the concepts of values, morals, boundaries, and confidentiality within the human services and direct support profession will be explored. The course will address moral concepts including virtue and justice. There will be an examination of right and wrong as it applies to case studies based on human service and direct support care situations. Students will learn and apply the concept of ethical decision making. Classroom sessions are also used to learn and develop practice skills for human services and direct support professionals.
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