Professional Ethics and Deontology 2017/2018
- 4 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Both continuous and final Assessment
- relevant skillset
1. Develop skills in ethical reasoning.
2. Identify the main concepts of professional ethics.
3. Clear understanding od psychologist ethical principles.
4. Know how to use an ethics code.
5. Be able to reflect in a autonomous way about an ethical dillemma in psychology.
Theories of ethical reasoning
Lectures; Exercises; Skills development based on the use of the library and other sources of knowledge; Sase studies; Practical work
Body of Work
1. Ethics and person in psychology. Person and relation. Deontology as profession regulation and public confidence. Revisions.
2. Ethical reasoning and psychology ethical principls. revisions.
3. Psychology and informed consent.
4. Psychology and privacy.
5. Ethical dillemmas in psychological assessment.
6. Ethical dillemmas in psychological intervention.
7. Ethical dillemmas in psychological reasearch.
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Bersoff, D. N. (Ed). (1999). Ethical Conflicts in Psychology. 2nd edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Engelhardt, H. T. (1998). Fundamentos da Bioética. São Paulo: Edições Loyola. (Do original: The Foundations of Bioethics, 2nd edition, 1996)
Knapp, S. J. & Vandecreek, L. D. (2006). Practical ethics for psychologists: A positive approach. Washington DC, American Psychological Association
Koocher, G. P. & Keith-Spiegel, P. (1998). Ethics in Psychology. Professional standards and cases. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
Pope, K. & Vasquez, M. (2001). Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling. A practical guide. 2nd edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Ricou, M. (2014). A ética e a deontologia no exercício da psicologia. Lisboa: Ordem dos Psicólogos Por
Mill, J. S. (2004). Utilitarismo. Lisboa: Lisboa Editora. (Do original: Utilitarism, 1863)
Nunes, R. (2005). Regulação da Saúde. Porto: Vida Económica
Potter, V. (1970). “Bioethics, the science of survival”. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. Autumn, pp. 127-153
Rawls, J. (1993). Uma teoria da justiça. Lisboa: Editorial Presença. (Do original: A Theory of Justice, 1971)
Rego, G. & Nunes, R. (2010). Gestão da Saúde. Lisboa: Prata & Rodrigues Publicações, Lda.
Ricou, M. (2005). “The Urgency of an Ethics Code of Conduct for Portuguese Psychologists”. International Psychology Reporter, Vol. 9, n.º 2, Spring/Summer, pp. 19-20
Silva, P. M. (1997). Convenção dos Direitos do Homem e da Biomedicina anotada. Lisboa: Edições Cosmos
Singer, P. (1994). Ética Prática. 1ª edição brasileira. São Paulo: Livraria Martins Fontes Editora, Lda. (Do original: Practical Ethics. 2nd edition, 1993)
1 - Presentation
2 - Ethics concepts.
3 - Ethical reasoning concepts.
4 - Ethical principles dimensions.
5 - Informed consent in psychology. Normality and communication.
6 - Informed consent in psychology. Other questions.
7 - Privacy and confidenciality. Envolved priniples.
8 - Exceptions to privacy.
9 - Ethics and psychological assessment. Reports and files.
10 - Dillemmas in psychological intervention. Child, group and family intervention.
11 - Long distance intervention. Media and psychology. Publicity and psychology.
12 - Psychology reasearch.
13 - Students presentations.
14 - Students presentations.
15 - Revisions.
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
1. Develop skills in ethical reasoning. Understand the concepts linked to ethics, know how we think and make decisions and traning the discussion of ethical dillemmas.
2. Understand the most important concepts linked to professional ethics. The student should be aware of the most commom dillemmas in psychology.
3. Know how to use the psychologist ethical principles in pratical ethical dillemmas discussions.
4. Know how to use an ethics code. It is more important to know the priniples linked to the code articles than the articles it self.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The adoption of a wide variety of techniques pretend to promote the students attention and interest. Psychology it's a profession based on professional autonomy, so it is important to develop the students resposibility, personal envolvment and work group.
|relevant generic skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes||Yes|
|Adapting to new situations||Yes||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes||Yes|
|Balanced decision making||Yes||Yes|
|Commitment to effectiveness|
|Commitment to quality|
|Ethical and responsible behaviour||Yes||Yes|
|Event organization, planning and management||Yes||Yes|
|Foreign language proficiency|
|Information and learning management||Yes||Yes|
|Initiative and entrepreneurship capability|
|Problem Analysis and Assessment||Yes||Yes|
|Relating to others||Yes|
|Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversity||Yes||Yes|
|Written and verbal communications skills||Yes||Yes|