PCC3110 Professional Ethics in Pastoral Care

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Hal Scott

Course Description:

Professional ethics sets forth the values and standards of pastoral care, assists in making decisions and guiding behavior, provides a means for accountability, and helps inform expectations regarding pastoral care providers. This course will examine ethical principles regarding clients, boundaries with others, in relationship with provider faith group, other professionals, regarding advertising, and when conducting research.

How This Course Benefits Students:

With the increased liability of practicing pastoral care, student must understand and adhere to the commonly accepted professional standards for institutional ministry and missional activities.

Why This Course Is Important:

Pastoral caregivers wrestle with many issues regarding working in institutional settings while honoring their own faithgroups and working with other professionals of other faiths. Often, those engaged in pastoral care minister to others outside their own faithgroup.