Ethics of social work

Course contents
  • the differences in terms of ethical orientation between the various theories of "social work": the systems theory paradigm of "social work" (SPSA), environment-oriented theories; constructivist theories

    social work in a dilemma between community-oriented (traditional) and society-oriented (modern) ethical positions

    the significance of the justice and care perspective for social work (Kohlberg - Gilligan debate)

    ethical dilemmas illustrated by selected examples from professional practice: crisis pregnancy counseling, end-of-life care, care for disabled persons and their families

    moral responsibility in social work research

    ethical principles: international comparison of standards for and professional duties of social workers