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Ethics of social services

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Course ID: 3401-3R1ESP1z Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Ethics of social services Name in Polish: Etyka Służb Społecznych
Department: Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Mode:

(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

Object of interest of general ethics and applied ethics (field ethics). Philosophical ethics and theological ethics. Naturalistic ethics (selected utilitarian ethics) and antinaturalistic ethics (selected idealistic and religious ethics). Ways of justifying statements and ethical postulates. Deductive and inductive models of ethical justifications. Dilemmas about providing others with aid – chances and risks. The issue of stigmatization and social labeling of the people receiving social assistance. Different strategies for assistance measures. The issue of professionalism of social services and sociopathology of forms of assistance. Critical situations and post-modern ethical dilemmas. Applied ethics and environment-embedded applications – professional codes of ethics.

Full description:

Basic concepts and subject-based classifications. Object of interest of general ethics and applied ethics (field ethics). Philosophical ethics and theological ethics. Naturalistic ethics (selected utilitarian ethics) and antinaturalistic ethics (selected idealistic and religious ethics). The issue of the ancient trinity of spiritual values (verum, bonum, pulchrum). Ways of justifying statements and ethical postulates. Deductive and inductive models of ethical justifications. Philosophical issues of relativity and realism and their consequences for ethical decisions. Selected ethical systems, ethical concepts and typologies of the values hierarchy. Types of moral norms. A social function and importance of moral norms. Argumentative and discursive nature of ethical decisions – the issue of support for ethical decisions. The issue of contextuality and situativity in taking ethical decisions. The issue of interdisciplinary status of the ethics of social services. Dilemmas about providing others with aid – chances and risks. The issue of stigmatization and social labeling of the people receiving social assistance. The issue of relativity of criteria of social maladjustment. Different strategies for assistance measures. The issue of professionalism of social services and sociopathology of forms of assistance. Justification and rationalization of the social assistance system. Ethical aspects, principles and dilemmas of social rehabilitation effects – social rehabilitation in an open and closed environment. Assumptions, chances and perspectives of social rehabilitation in an open environment. Ethical aspects, principles and dilemmas of counseling and psychotherapeutical actions – ethical principles of a psychotherapist. Ethical aspects, principles and dilemmas in social work – social functions and tasks of social workers. Critical situations (death, fault, fate, fight) and post-modern ethical dilemmas (joint responsibility – tolerance, equality – discrimination, using violence, civil opposition, euthanasia, dilemmas of medicine and genetic engineering, suicide, death penalty, suffering). Applied ethics and environment-embedded applications – professional codes of ethics.

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Learning outcomes:

The student:

1.explains the object of interest of general ethics and applied ethics.

2.compares selected systems and ethical concepts.

3.justifies dilemmas, chances and risks, providing assistance to others.

4.describes contemporary ethical dilemmas.

5.elaborates on ethical codes of selected social services.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Written examination and active participation in classes.

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