Conceptualizing Ethics Education under the Joint JD/MSW Degree Program: An Overview



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University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


Several factors inhibit effective collaboration of social workers and lawyers. Notably are their respective professional codes of conducts which mandate divergent approaches to practice. As a result most of the dilemmas encountered by social workers and lawyers are often due to the clash of the respective ethics provisions. Interdisciplinary education has been embraced as a way to enable students to acquire the necessary skills and competencies for resolving ethical challenges in order to effectively collaborate at the several instances where their practices overlap. In view of the strategic relevance of the ethical imperatives of both professions, this article highlights various issues in developing interdisciplinary curriculum and pedagogical methods under the framework of the joint JD/MSW degree program.



Ifem E. Orji, Perspectives on Social Work, Social work, Perspectives on Social Work