HMS 230 - Ethics in Human Services

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Examines ethical concepts specific to human services organizations and careers. Considers self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality, boundaries, conflict of interest, dual relationships, as well as value clarification and the impact of culture.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Equips students with the skill set to exercise sound judgment in decision making by defining ethics in human services and addressing ethical dilemmas through the use of case studies and Codes of Ethics from professional helping organizations.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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