A professional social worker who has a good ethical conduct must act in ways consistent with what the profession, society and individuals typically think are good values. Ethical behaviour in social work tends to involve demonstrating respect for key principles that the profession upholds. This paper seeks to critically discuss the importance of ethical conduct in professional social work practice. In doing so, I will explain the philosophical principles that guide ethical conduct in social work. Examples will be used to illustrate this.
There are many perspectives in defining ethics, morals and values. Ethics are viewed as a theoretic and moral consideration of what are “good”, “right” or “worthy” actions (Pack-Brown, Thomas, & Seymour, 2008). In the individual sense, ethics are seen as behaviours associated with the principles and values that are acceptable to the society (Taft & White, 2007). Morality, on the other hand, refers to “judgements of justice, rights, and welfare pertaining to how people ought to treat each other” and it helps to keep the harmony between people (Bartels, Bauman, Cushman, Pizarro, & Macgraw, 2015). Values are general principles used to guide actions and people use it to rationalise their behaviours.
What is Ethical Leadership some may ask. It is leadership that shows through the actions of having respect for ethical beliefs and values, and for the dignity and rights of others. Ethics is associated with the morals and values an individual finds desirable. It is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “ethos” meaning custom or character. While in the United States Marine Corps, the definition of ethics in an organizational setting was as follows:
Therein, they want to understand why there has been a positive and negative organizational process of ethical leadership. The authors came up with three points of terminology as a way to understand the ethical leadership. They term these as personality traits. These traits defined and are as follow: a. Conscientiousness is related to high degree of moral obligation.
A law enforcement organization is an agency with an ethical system which must display their allegiance and integrity to the public. And the ethical system in policing context refers to the moral values that are generally accepted as professional standards in policing. According to the Encarta electronic dictionary, ethics can be explained as the study of proper standards and how they affect a system of moral values governing the suitable conduct for a person or group. To further understand the concept of ethics, ethics can be divided into two perspectives or theories, commonly known as deontological (non-consequentialism) and teleological (consequentialism). These two perspectives are important for a police officer to carry out their duties
Deontology uses rules to distinguish right from wrong. Philosopher Immanuel Kant believed in universal moral laws to determine ethical decisions and actions (read 853). Since deontological ethics only require people to follow rules, it is then easy to abide to and understand which the main reason is why it is an ideal guide to ethical behaviour. There are also moral duties that need to be applied in correlation with the universal laws and amongst those duties is the duty to protect one’s own information privacy (read 852). Protecting one’s information privacy is essential to maintain dignity, self-respect and freedom.
Example : Having car insurance is ethical and legal but not immoral. Key terms of ethical decision making 1, Ethic. 2, Community Standards. The law may change according to community and profession, it is important to know the law where you live and in your profession. Example, In city you have to be 18 years old to drive a car while in country kids start driving much
“The Possession of Knowledge Carries an Ethical Responsibility.” Evaluate this claim. When I looked in to this quote, it struck me because it is stating that if you know about some knowledge you must use them according to your ethical beliefs. Possession of knowledge means to me that it is not only what you know about certain things, but also what it’s capability is. And Ethical responsibility is assuming that you would have the authority to choose what is ethically right.
A code of ethics document may outline the mission and values of the business or organization, how professionals are supposed to approach problems, the ethical principles based on the organization 's core values and the standards to which the professional will be held. ACS code of Ethics As an ACS member one must uphold and advance the honor, dignity and effectiveness of being a professional. This entails, in addition to being a good citizen and acting within the law, ones conformance to the following ACS values. 1.
The role of a solicitor, apart from providing legal advice, is to behave as a professional; with an ethical and disciplinary conduct. They are obliged to acquire a moral attitude, for a good example of the society. As Professor Rodell identified, it is the lawyers who run our civilisation for us. Achieving this, they ought to obey the SRA Code of Conduct 2011, which including principles and indicated behaviours. This essay will analyse a problem scenario which regards to a solicitor’s omissions, lacking to follow specific principles of the code.
The best part about studying Daoism and Confucianism was being able to connect it to what goes on in my own personal life. I’ve always strived to be someone who people see as a man who understands how to treat others and knows how he wants others to treat him. In my own practices of my Catholic faith, I pray to God that He sends His spirit upon me, that I may receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and counsel) so I can produce its fruits (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and fear of the Lord). These gifts and fruits are the same as what most others call virtues; virtues we all must try unceasingly to attain.