VPLn8807 Ethics in Work with People

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 11 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Zdeňka Dohnalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Zdeňka Dohnalová, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Sat 2. 3. 15:00–18:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Sat 20. 4. 9:00–14:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 115 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 39/115, only registered: 0/115
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course serves as an introduction to the reflection of the selected ethical theories and values orientation important for the professional performance in the field of social work, helping professions and company management. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand the importance of ethics in social work, helping professions and management practice. Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to suport the students ablility to reflect their own values, the values of helping professions and underlying ethical theories. Students should be able to solve ethics problems and dilemmas as well.
Learning outcomes
theoretical orientation in ethics; the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practice
  • Etika with work with people Fundamental moral categories Professional values in work with people Management and ethics Practical problems in the activities of company management
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  • NEČASOVÁ, Mirka. Úvod do filozofie a etiky v sociální práci (Philosophy and Ethics in Social Work - Introduction). 1st ed. Brno: Vydavatelství MU, Brno-Kraví Hora, 2001. 98 pp. ISBN 80-210-2673-1. info
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  • Pražské přednášky :život v pravdě a (post)moderní skepse. Edited by Erazim Kohák. 3. vyd. Rychnov nad Kněžnou: JEŽEK, 1999. 121 s. ISBN 80-85996-21-9. info
  • Ethics and values in health care management. Edited by Souzy Dracopoulou. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1998. xii, 200. ISBN 0415146453. info
  • ROLNÝ, Ivo. Etika v podnikové strategii : metodologické postupy integrace etiky do podnikové strategie. Vyd. 1. Boskovice: Albert, 1998. 119 s. ISBN 8085834000. info
  • REMIŠOVÁ, Anna. Úvod do podnikateĺskej etiky. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Ekonóm, 1996. 205 s. ISBN 80-225-0745-8. info
  • REAMER, Frederic G. Social work values and ethics. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. xii, 217. ISBN 0231099916. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
discussion in group, final test and essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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