$45 – $90

Ethical dilemma café (Halifax)

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Women's Council House

989 Young Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 2V9

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This workshop focuses on ethics and the struggles practitioners are experiencing, and offers an opportunity to discuss real situations and get feedback and support for how to handle these dilemmas. Participants will explore ethical dilemmas and examine the difficult choices between alternative actions; all options may bear disadvantages related to harms, benefits and rights.

The café offers a learning space for practitioners who have felt a lack of opportunities to discuss these issues within the workplace. Given the neoliberal environment, supervision is primarily administrative with little time for discussion of clinical issues. Even when organizations have forums for ethics discussions, research has found that workers do not use those venues for a variety of reasons, such for fear of being reprimanded, thinking the circumstances do not justify the use of something that “serious,” or worry about liability or being perceived as an ineffective or unethical social worker.

This workshop format was developed by Durham University Centre for Social Justice and Community Action in Durham, United Kingdom and will allow social workers to dive deeper into ethical dilemmas.




Dr. Merlinda Weinberg is a full professor in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia. She has an MSW and was a practicing social worker for over 25 years before obtaining her Ph.D. at OISE/ University of Toronto. Her research interests include ethics in social work practice, and the impacts of neoliberalism and diversity on ethics and professional identity.

She has published a book and multiple articles in journals such as Ethics & Behavior, Critical Social Work and Canadian Social Work Review. Dr. Weinberg has a website on ethics.


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Women's Council House

989 Young Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 2V9

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