Theories Of Ethical Theories In Social Care

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1. Each moral theory holds a specific approach in how to handle life’s decisions. In the social work profession there are many ethical theories that drives our decision making process. Explained below are the top five most discussed ethical theories. Ethics of care, is a normative ethical theory. This theory about what makes action morally right or wrong. It is one of a cluster of normative ethical theories that were developed by feminists in the second half of the twentieth century. The ethics of care places at the center of moral inquiry the interdependence of humans and their responsibilities to each other, rather than individuals and their rights. Second, the ethics of care recognizes the equal moral worth of all persons, and holds that …show more content…
(Modernising Social Work and the Ethics of Care) As social worker, it’s our responsibilities to recognize and affirm practitioner self-understanding and aspirations and service-user evaluation of service quality. Then we go into Religious Ethics, also known as “safety/protection” ethics. The Religious Ethics area is concerned with the meaning of religion for the lives of persons are the ordering of societies, and therefore, with problems of the goof life, justice, and the common good. Religious ethics believe in the existence of God and divine values. Believers are convinced that religious faith and ethical morality are the same. Which creates debates when treating a client that is very religious. For example, abortions. If a client that is very religious seeks an abortion, it creates controversial for the client and social worker because it inflicts with their values. The decision would have to have concrete evidence and enough knowledge to go through with the decision to have the …show more content…
The client needs to fulfill their potential in their goals and the outcome. Moral absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are intrinsically right or wrong. They are fixed for all time, places and people. A common example of Absolutism is Kantian Ethics. Kantian theory is the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty. (Dictionary.com) Absolutism are fixed moral rules because of the intrinsic act or practice itself. It allows moral rules to be evaluated critically, it is fair as people are treated the same as the rules are the same for everyone. If a moral rule is right, then there would be no need to have different rules for different people because the absolute rules are universal. Many social workers find this principle difficulty because the rules are set and no changes can be made, unless you take it to the court. For example, the diversity in our country. We can’t just have one group being dominate, so we made rules that treats everyone fairly and equally. Finally, Ethical Relativism. Relativism says that nothing is intrinsically right or

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