Ethical Abuses in the Human Services Department Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Ethical Abuses in the Human Services Department
A argumentative essay on the ethics of workers in the human services department.
# 149299 | 1,458 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 05, 2011 in Sociology (Social Work) , Ethics (General)

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This argumentative essay discusses the ethical requirements of social workers within the human services department. The ethical issues addressed are largely the most abused. This topic is the center point of the essay as it runs through various ethical boundaries one should have and the most commonly abused has to do with sexual harassment. In the conclusion, the writer notes that those who go to work for human services are to be professional and to provide care for others, not themselves.

From the Paper:

"In addition to harming clients, human service workers who engage in workplace violations can also harm each other. Managers in the human service field cannot use threats in order to engage a worker in staying on the job for a longer period of time, and they cannot also require workers to stay on the clock more than what is allotted by their age. In addition, human service managers cannot require employees to work when they are off the clock. This is dangerous for both clients and workers. When this becomes an issue in the human service field is when an organization is charged with a client that cannot be left alone. At this point in time, certain managers may desire to force employees to stay on the clock or to work while off the clock, but making such workplace violations can lead to an unsafe environment in which both client and worker are at risk. In addition, safety and OSHA workplace violation are an ethical problem that put many at risk, especially when one is working in a dangerous or medical field. Thus, workplace violations on the part of both workers and managers can be dangerous for all involved."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Department of Transportation. (2001). Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Fact Sheet For Employees. Retrieved July 12, 2009, from
  • National Organization for Human Services (1996). Ethical Standards of Human Services Professionals. Retrieved July 12, 2009, from
  • Nursing Home Abuse Resource Center (2009). Sexual Abuse of Nursing Home Residents. Retrieved July 12, 2009, from

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