In Unit 9, we covered Ethics, with specific reference to the ethos of the care and power.
We spent a fair bit of time, firstly as a whole group and then in small groups, discussing the role of professionals in our lives. We discussed how we might have been conditioned to respond to professionals (be they teachers, police officers, ministers, doctors…), and if we still respond in a similar way. We also discussed the ways in which professionals might abuse that position of respect and responsibility. We concluded that respect in this context shouldn’t be granted as an automatic right, nor should it be obtained through fear, rather professionals must earn it through the respectful way in which they treat their clients.
Finally, we thought about how we should, in our own role as professional helpers, be treating those who come to see us. As with many caring professions, before we begin practicing, we will be asked to make a pledge and agree to a code of conduct.
To remind me of this, I’ve chosen to knit a section of coin stitch (aka pucker cable stitch) because typically in order to get money we must work to earn it!
Row 1 (RS): *p1, k1 tbl, p1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k1 tbl, p1.
Row 2 (WS): k1, p1 tbl, k1, *p2, k1, p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1, yo, k1; rep from *, end p1, k1 tbl, p1.
Row 4: k1, p1 tbl, k1, *p3, k1, p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: *p1, k1 tbl, p1, k3, pass the 3rd st on right hand needle over the center 2 sts; rep from *, end p1, k1 tbl, p1.