Ethics in Human Services and Behavioral Health

BSHS225 - Ethics in Human Services and Behavioral Health

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to philosophical and professional ethics. Issues of morality, right and wrong, happiness, and humanism are explored in the context of social issues, case studies, and ethical dilemmas that arise in the context of helping others. Students also investigate the impact of context, culture, diversity, beliefs, moral codes, and ethical codes on real-life applications of ethical principles. Ultimately, students work toward a process for ethical decision-making. Ethical codes from several professional organizations are compared in this course; however, students work most closely with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the NOHS Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.