Guide to General Ethics Discussions

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    This is the area for general ethics discussions. Here are a couple of other suggestions of topics to get things rolling (but do not feel at all limited by these):

    • Providing for the needs of clients/patients at the micro level that inadvertently leaves macro problems unchallenged.
    • Patient/client addictions to needed medications for the management of chronic pain.


    Feel free to post away!



    I like macro level interventions because they benefit large groups of clients, particularly society in general. This is done by introducing large scale positive change in the lives of clients through systemic solutions, where as micro interventions allow the problem of oppression and poverty, racism, etc to continue to exist. Although micro intervention is important as macro level interventions are sometimes impossible to achieve and rarely work, I still believe that without them we would be light years behind.
    One of the best parts of working on the macro-intervention scale to me is having the ability to be involved with the media and educating the wider population on the issues of oppression. I believe that we need macro level interventions because without holding the government and powerful member in society accountable for their role there will never be significant change. For instance, I believe that in order to rid the world of oppression it rests on the privileged population to acknowledge that they have that privilege. Also, the values in this western society with which we live (hierarchy and competition) hold the system of oppression in place. If we were to only have micro level interventions the would would never change. The issues that service users face will continue to be seen as individual problems, the process of othering will remain in tact and the service users who are victims of structural injustice will be continued to be blamed for issues which are not their fault. Structural change is important. We need strong macro level social workers to connect different oppressed groups to fight for their liberation.



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