Ethical Services Delivery

The preamble of the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS) states, The fundamental values of the human services profession include respecting the dignity and welfare of all people; promoting self-determination; honoring cultural diversity; advocating for social justice; and acting with integrity, honesty, genuineness, and objectivity.
After completing the reading, please respond to the following:
How do human service professionals provide ethical service delivery on both an individual level and a general level in a diverse society?
Unintentional bias of the human service professional may be harmful on the helping relationship. What personal values or self-bias could potentially impact your ability to work effectively with diverse client populations?
Self-care strategies help to ensure ethical human service delivery. What self-care strategies would you practice to respond to the ethical dilemmas, conflicting values, and self-bias in order to provide effective human services to diverse clients? Provide examples to support your responses to the above questions.
Please be sure to provide examples to support your responses and cite any relevant standards from the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS).
Please read the following chapter in your text:  Woodside, M. R., & McClam, T. (2018). An introduction to human services. Cengage Learning.  Chapter 4: Human Services and Ethical Practice
Chapter 4 will discuss ethical practice and decision making in human services and will examine specific skills needed to address ethical dilemmas and make ethical decisions with diverse populations.
Web Resources
Visit the link below for information on ethics in the human services field:
National Organization for Human Services: Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals. Retrieved from


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