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Ethical Considerations About Spirituality: Insights from a National Qualitative Survey

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About the Course:

A mixed methods national survey of 2,069 National Association of Social Workers members examined ethical concerns regarding religious and nonreligious spiritual issues in clinical practice settings. The authors suggest ways that social work educators and supervisors should provide ethical guidelines and case examples for spiritually oriented activities in both educational and direct practice contexts.

COURSE SYLLABUS
I. Introduction
II. Method
III. Findings
A. Ethical Reflections About Competence and Social Work Education
B. Ethical Reflections About Specific Professional Helping Activities
C. Ethical Reflections on Conditions for Determining When Activities are Appropriate
III. Implications for Social Work Education and Practice

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ethical Considerations About Spirituality: Insights from a National Qualitative Survey created by Mitsuko Nakashima, Edward R. Canda, PhD, and Leola Dyrud Furman

Journal/Publisher:

Families in Society (Alliance for Children and Families)

Publication Date:

2004/ Vol. 85, No. 1

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Mitsuko Nakashima
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Edward R. Canda, PhD
School of Social Welfare University of Kansas
Leola Dyrud Furman
School of Social Work University of North Dakota,Grand Forks

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about ethics and spirituality. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. identify ethical concerns of social workers regarding religious and non-religious spiritual issues in clinical practice settings.
  2. identify ways that social work educators and supervisors can provide ethical guidelines and case examples for spiritually oriented activities in both educational and direct practice contexts.

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Course Number 100712
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