Py315 Ethics in the Helping Professions 4 credits
This is a mid-level course in professional ethics. It is designed in particular for psychology, nursing and criminal justice majors and focuses on the ethics of professional conduct within the helping professions. Basic course themes will focus on ethical decision-making, behavior, managing dilemmas and conflict and problem-solving, the maintenance of ethical conduct and leadership. The course seeks to illuminate and balance theory and best practices through the use of case studies, films, literature, simulations and special guest speakers. It will integrate historical and contemporary issues that ranges from the individual to the institutional and systemic. Multicultural issues will also be considered and addressed.