A Model of Comparative Ethics Education for Social Workers.
Pugh, Greg L.
Published: Spring 2017
Journal of Social Work Education
Vol. 53, No. 2 , p. 312-326
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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New York, NY 20017
Social work ethics education models have not effectively engaged social workers in practice in formal ethical reasoning processes, potentially allowing personal bias to affect ethical decisions.1 Using two of the primary ethical models from medicine, a new social work ethics model for education and practical application is proposed. The strengths and weaknesses of specific extant social work and medical models are reviewed and addressed by the new model and its educational process. The development, components, and use of the social work model are detailed, and an education process example is provided. (Author abstract)
schools of social work; ethics; models; Curricula