BSHS 332 Complete Class Assignments
BSHS 332 WEEK 2 Individual Assignment; Workplace Ethical Dilemma Paper
Paper on Workplace Ethical Dilemma—Submit a 3-5-page paper dealing with a workplace
ethical dilemma that you have either experienced personally, or that you are otherwise familiar
with. This paper may be written in first person; however the format must be written in APA-style
with at least two references, and must address:
a. The essential points of the dilemma, as you understand them;
b. How this dilemma intersects with your personal values;
c. How you did/would solve the dilemma and why?
BSHS 332 WEEK 2 Team Assignment; Major Ethical Theory Presentation and Paper
1. Presentation on an Ethical Theory—Read the chapter in the text that reflects the ethical
theory for your learning team presentation, due in Week Two. The team must notify the
instructor which chapter the team has agreed upon. The chapter preference must be
posted in the appropriate thread in the main forum. Teams may choose from chapters
Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 10 of the text. Chapters are available on a first request basis,
chapters may not be duplicated.
Using your ethical theory, prepare a 10-15 (not including title and reference pages) slide
presentation that includes:
o The major elements of the theory;
o How the theory is used in making ethical judgments, including the decision-
Using the same ethical theory, prepare a 2-3 page team reaction paper detailing each team
member’s views on the ethical theory. This paper, written in APA-style with at least two
references, should address:
o All team members views and how the theory intersects with your personal values
(this is easily accomplished by heading each section with the team members
o The essential points of the theory, as you understand them;
Be prepared to answer questions related to your ethical theory.
Prepare the Learning Team Log
BSHS 332 WEEK 3 Dynamics of Ethics Paper
Paper on the Dynamics of Ethics—Research a current ethical issue that deals with a change
midstream of expectations or ground rules. You may develop your own idea, however examples
a. The Income Support Division of a local HSD office has determined that they have spent
most of their budget by the end of the third quarter, so they change the ground rules in
terms of the length of time between episodes of eligibility for aid. This change would
decrease the money being paid out, but is it ethical?
b. Schools must meet new federal requirements but have not been funded to provide the
training or equipment to meet them. What are the legal and ethical issues? Their funding,
inadequate though it may be, is at risk.
a. You may draw from the business, political, social, medical, educational, or any other
arena that helping professionals intersect with.
b. Submit a 3-5-page position paper that describes:
a. The previous situation;
b. The changes that are taking place;
c. Why the changes are taking place;
d. Desired outcomes/future situation;
e. Your opinion about the issue.
f. Remember to include a minimum of two APA references. The paper must be written in
APA format; however 1st person may be used.
BSHS 332 WEEK 3 Team Assignment Website Regulatory
Team Assignment: Website Regulatory Visit your state’s Website and search for human services
department policies and the state’s statutory code related to children and adult health and human
services. Explore the various policies related to the delivery of human services in your state. Examine the
statutory code related to the protection of the health of children and adults for your state. Include a
discovery of the procedures for reporting child and elder abuse. Research laws governing confidentiality,
privileged communication, and the right to privacy. As a team, Write a summary of important items for
each of the three areas you have examined. The final draft should represent 250-300 words, per team
member. Compare and contrast the findings from different states. There will be a thread in the Main
Classroom for each team to post their findings. The team leader should also post the completed
summary to the assignment section.
BSHS 332 WEEK 4 Personal Values and Ethical Standards Paper
Paper on Personal Values and Ethical Standards—Prepare a 5-7-page paper on the development
of your personal values. The following elements should be paragraph headers:
Describe your personal values. Focus on the developmental aspect rather than on a
particular position on any issue. Do this by defining your values, the sources (people,
institutions, events, etc.) that helped shape your values, and the criteria and decision-
making factors you use today to revise them as necessary. Not to exceed one page.
Discuss your values and how they will impact your work as a human service
Discuss a specific ethical dilemma in relation to the Ethical Standards of Human Service
Professionals in that will be easy for you to handle due to the alignment between ethical
practice and your personal belief system.
Address a specific ethical dilemma in relation to the Ethical Standards of Human Service
Professionals in which you either anticipate difficulty, or have experienced difficulty, in
ethical practice due to a conflict or discordance between ethical practice and your
Briefly discuss the use of psychological tests in the courtroom; the lie detector;
boundaries of competence; integrity; sexual harassment; human differences; and the legal
definition of insanity.
BSHS 332 WEEK 4 Team Assignment Abuse Reporting Paper
Learning Team Assignment: Abuse Reporting Paper Review and report your state’s child, elder, and
spouse abuse reporting laws for this meeting. Discuss these laws in relation to your thoughts on
confidentiality and the duty to protect others from harm. Refer to the ethical standards of human
services professionals and any other code of ethics from your text that is of interest to you. Write a 700-
to 1,050-word APA formatted paper summarizing your team’s thoughts on the issues that were raised. If
team members live in different states, compare and contrast any differences in state laws.
BSHS 332 WEEK 4 Team Assignment Informed Consent Summary Report
Team Assignment: Informed Consent Summary Report Each team member should obtain two or more
informed consent documents from any human services agencies in your community; you may bring one
from your place of employment or a volunteer site. As a team, critique each document for content and
thoroughness. The critiques should include comments regarding how well the document meets the
elements of informed consent found in the text. The team collectively should write a 350-600 word, APA
formatted summary of your critiques and submit copies of the informed consent documents along with
the goals of the organization and the four elements of informed consent described in Ch. 12 of the text.
BSHS 332 WEEK 5 Local Human Service Agency Summary
Local Human Service Agency SummaryThis assignment requires students to interview two or
three individuals at a human service agency about the following:Agency nameName and position
of person contactServices provided by the agencyPopulation servedRequirements for agency
internsGeneral ethical dilemmas in the human services profession (from the perspective of the
interviewee) Ethical dilemmas that are faced by the specific services provided by this
agencyLegal requirements placed on the agencySpecific efforts required for compliance with
legal requirementsSpecific efforts by the agency to assist employees in resolving ethical
dilemmasSystem(s) used to collect client/consumer informationInterviewee’s perceptions of the
unique challenges currently facing the human services profession Any additional information
that the interviewee wishes to share
BSHS 332 WEEK 5 Team Assignment, Ethical Standards for Research
Ethical Standards for ResearchReview Ch. 14 of the text prior to the Learning Team meeting. Explore the
issues that are presented when doing research involving human subjects.Respond to questions 1, 2, & 4
at the end of Ch. 14. As a team Write a 700- to 1,050-word, APA formatted summary with bullet points
about your team’s discussion. If there are irreconcilable differences of opinion among team members,
note all points of view in your summary.