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Utilizing an Ethical Decision-Making Model in Human Services Practice and Education
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: NOHS Professional Development

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Facilitator: Patricia Eber, PhD Affiliation: Old Dominion University

Description: In the community, when seasoned human service professionals encounter a complicated ethical dilemma, they will normally discuss the situation with a supervisor. Their ensuing dialogue will consist of questions, exploration of the options, and evaluation of the
possible choices. This process has developed through trial and error. However, by utilizing an ethical decision-making model, academic instructors and supervisors in the field, can draw attention to the salient procedural steps seasoned professionals incorporate when making an
ethical decision.

A Human Services Ethical Decision-Making Model is the focus of this presentation. The model is based on a continuous feedback loop of dialogue, reflections, and modifications. This strategy assists in bridging the gap of having knowledge of the NOHS code of ethics and having the ability to apply ethical judgement in the field. The presentation of the model will be paired with Perry’s Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development (Neukrug, 1996) to better explain how to incorporate the model with human service professionals of varying experience. Participants will:
1) Describe the main reasons for utilizing an ethics model.
2) Summarize the key components of the Human Services Ethical Decision-Making Model.
3) Apply the model to clinical vignettes provided during the presentation.

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