Ethics Do Matter, But Where? (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines how social work values and principles relate to workplace practices.  The course examines ethical incongruence in the workplace, including bullying and discourteous conduct toward colleagues.  The course encourages discussion and reflection about our professional conduct and our everyday interactions with colleagues.

This course is recommended for social workers* and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.

*Although the course is written from a social work point of view, the course and discussion would be relevant to many helping professions who share similar values.

Reading:  Ethics Do Matter, But Where?

Find the reading at:  https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/16430/18383

Author:  Peter J. O’Brien

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Program Objectives:  Define ethical congruence and incongruence.  Describe activities that help achieve congruence between values and principles and everyday interactions.  Identify four questions to ask when considering the ethics of our actions.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by exploring how values and principles relate to workplace practices.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: The premise of this article is that _______________, not just clients, should be considered when social workers make a commitment to ethical practice in the discharge of our duties.
 
 
 
 
2: A focus in social work literature is on all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
3: According to the reading, which of the following factors influence our ethical conduct?
 
 
 
 
4: A lack of civility in everyday social discourse would be an example of how ____________ influences our ethical conduct.
 
 
 
5: Acting in ways that do not cause harm to others best exemplifies
 
 
6: Virtue ethics focuses on
 
 
7: Workplace bullying is an example of ______________ between social work values and workplace practices.
 
 
8: Discourteous conduct toward colleagues is an example of ____________ between social work values and workplace practices.
 
 
9: Which of the following best exemplifies congruence between social work values and workplace practices?
 
 
 
10: Which of the following helps promote congruence between values and principles and our everyday interactions?
 
 
 
 
 
 
11: The author proposes four questions when considering the ethics of our actions, including all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
 
12: An intention of the reading is to
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.