This is a paper that requires the student to discuss the relevance of values ethics and issues of diversity in social work. The paper also provides additional information to use in writing the assignment paper well.
Discuss the relevance of values ethics and issues of diversity in social work
Key guidance points:
– Choose a service user or carer group. Examples could include mental health, looked after children, substance misuse, young carers, etc.
– Make the choice of focus early on in the module, to allow time for research of relevant material and also preparation of the presentation.
– Highlight the ways in which values, ethics, anti-discriminatory. Also, anti-oppressive practice can have a direct effect on people’s lives and also the service they receive.
Additionally, make clear links to the BASW Code of Ethics and the Social Work England Professional standards
presentation Assignment guidance
You will participate in preparing and presenting a 35-minute seminar presentation as an individual or in a group of six (maximum).
Discuss the relevance of values, ethics and issues of diversity in social work practice when working with a particular service user or carer group.
– Choose a service user or carer group. Examples could include mental health, looked after children, substance misuse, young carers, etc. This could relate to your own interests, previous personal or professional experience. Or an area of practice that you do not know much about and would like to explore.
– Highlight the ways in which values, ethics, anti-discriminatory and also anti-oppressive practice can have a direct effect on people’s lives and the service they receive.
Module learning Outcomes
2. Secondly, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of values and social ethics. Including awareness of their own values, prejudices, ethical dilemmas and conflicts of interest and the implications of these on their practice.
3. Thirdly, recognize the powerful links between intra-personal and inter-personal factors and the wider social, legal, economic political and cultural context of people’s lives.
4. Fourthly, understand the impact of injustice, social inequalities and oppressive social relations.
5. Also, apply ethical principles and practices critically in planning, problem-solving and decision-making activities. Taking into account the views of participants, theoretical concepts, research evidence, legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
6. Lastly, have an understanding of the role and function of the Health and Care Professions Council who provide guidance on conduct and ethics for students.