Deontology of the social worker profession

Course Code: AS 204 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Monica Bara
Seminar tutor: Monica Bara
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Discuss the historical context of ethics in social work
Define common terms such as ethics, morality, ethical dilemmas, and ethical principles.
Identify the purpose and functions of the professional Code of Ethics.
Identify the different ethical decision-making models.
Discuss ethical issues that emerge with social work practice under managed care systems.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

C1. General on professional ethics: Conceptual and work ethics of social work C2. Brief history of ethics in Romania C3. Dimensions of professionalization of social work: The roles of social work, Personality and style of the social work C4. Vocation and professional ethics: Professional moral dimensions of personality and Morals, ethics, deontology C5. The social work rights C6. Debts of social work C7. Ethical aspects of the improvement of social work C8. Codes of ethics: International ethical code of social work C9. Values and principles of social work. professional ethics: The fundamental values of the profession of social work, Principles of social work philosophy C10. Training of personnel specialized in social work C11. Professional status of social work - Fundamentals social work status C12. Psychology and Professional Ethics

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Understand and describe the historical context of development of professional ethics in social work. • Understand and use use correctly common terms such ethics, morality, ethical dilemmas, and ethical principles. • Apply adequately ethical principles in social work practice. • Solve properly moral dilemmas in social work practice.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper –– 60%; project assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Buzducea, Doru, Sisteme moderne de asistenţă socială, Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2009, tot.
Lazăr Florin, Patimele Asistenței Sociale din România, Ed. Tritonic, București, 2015, tot.
Lazăr Florin, Introducere în politici sociale comparate. Analiza sistemelor de asistenţă socială, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2010, tot.