CNS 334: This 3.0 credit course is an investigation of the ethical parameters of practice within health and human services professions. Ethical topics addressed include working in treatment teams, law and policy, privacy, human dignity, integrity, cultural competence, self-care, and compassionate service. Students will study ethical codes and current law relevant to the HHS field of their choice.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Exhibit understanding of the philosophical and cultural foundations of ethics, differences between ethics and the law, and critical ethical and legal issues within the HHS field
- Demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the relevance of ethical codes and standards of professional practice for the National Organization of Human Services and the Health and Human Services profession of your choice
- Synthesize the complex nature of ethical practice through development of self-awareness and application of step by step decision making to various HHS ethical cases
- Demonstrate an ability to work with other professionals interested in the Health and Human Services fields, in an effort to participate in a collaborative “treatment team” approach to tackling HHS ethical issues