Focus: The objective of this assignment is to provide a framework through which you can demonstrate your ability to utilize a process for structuring, defining, and making ethical decisions in social work. This model can be applied to an ethical dilemma at the macro, organizational, or direct practice levels. An important emphasis in the paper is on the methodology, that is, how you arrived at your ethical choice–the ethical solution to the issue/problem selected. This includes logical analysis, self-awareness, and clarity of the reflective process. Each step is essential to the process, builds on the previous step, and moves toward a solution and implementation plan. The justification, or set of reasons/arguments for the ethical position taken, should be clearly stated.
The Ethical Model Paper is submitted in four parts: Ethical Dilemma, Literature Review and Research, Value/ Bias Reflection, and Decision/ Implementation as follows: