Question Ethical principles are the foundation of good human service practice. In fact, workers who do not practice within ethical boundaries cannot be called professional. Real professionals understand their ethical obligations and seek guidance when they do not. In this discussion activity you will discern between “bad judgment” and unethical behavior. Watch Ethical Dilemma – Steps for Social Workers. These steps are conducive for all case managers and counselors as well. After reviewing the 13 ethical situations on pp. 71-75 of your textbook, pick four of them and explain in a post what was done in the situation that was unethical and why.