Module 11: young people and drugs - issues for workers: facilitator's guide

Topic 4: Professional ethics

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Suggested time: 1.5 hours


This topic introduces students to the concept of professional ethics as standards of practice. Many organisations have written codes of conduct which embody the principles of ethical practice. Learners should be encouraged to identify the written and unwritten codes of conduct which exist in their agency and compare these with codes they have developed themselves.

Key issues

4.1 Ethical principles

4.2 Codes of ethics

4.3 The code of ethics for alcohol and other drug workers