Oct 27, 2020  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUS 2500 - Issues and Ethics in Human Services


3 credits
Prerequisites: HUS 1001 , HUS 1111 , and HUS 1013 , all with a grade of "C" or higher
This course continues the human services emphasis on professional practice and responsibilities. The legal and ethical framework of the Human Services profession will be discussed. Procedures for accurately using client data, understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), informed consent, confidentiality, the Patient Bill of Rights and integration of the Human Services Code of Ethics from the National Organization for Human Services Standards will be reviewed. It adds to the student's knowledge and practice of legal and ethical problems and professional codes of ethics in human service fields. In addition, topics explored include sources of burnout and helper self-care; reporting illegal or unethical practices; recognizing and reporting abuse; current political and social issues; effective personal and professional skills.



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