Code Of Ethics In Social Work

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After Viewing the movie "Short-Term 12" I have noticed many different violations that may have resulted in the worker(s) losing their license if they were Licensed Social Workers. One of the violation is dual relationship and the part of the law that was broken is this relationship creates conflict of interest. I believe as social workers we have to practice cultural competence with not just the clients, but as well as with our colleagues, specifically those we directly supervise. If a social worker is a supervisor that they have a power over those they supervise so the relationship should be managed professionally. Therefore, supervisor should never have dual relationship with colleagues, they should set the tone for the professional relationship.…show more content…
In our course during week seven we learned Confidentiality refers to the “professional obligation of the social worker not to reveal to anyone information that he/she has received from a client without the client’s consent.” So, in the movie, when the new colleague got hired everything about the clients at the foster care was told to him without having the clients sign any release of information or consent forms. They also, never properly introduce him to the foster kids, and the colleague was not taught how to document in their records or who can view the records. The supervisor should have taught him the principles and rules associated with confidentiality using the code of ethics as a guideline. Also, the colleague should know any limits, and exceptions to handling confidential…show more content…
Even though, supervisor can often come across cool colleagues that they could be attracted to each other, so the key is to deal with it ethically and professionally. This is to promote the wellbeing of clients, colleagues and to protect social workers who are supervisor to not have to face law suits, or violations of misconducts. Also, respecting the boundaries of other colleagues makes sure the professional relationship is ethical and legal one. It should not be treated as a social circle because even minor boundary misdemeanor can give a mixed message. For instance, when in the movie the supervisor was talking to the clients like they are best friends. The supervisor was disclosing too much information to the client that the client was almost in a situation to role play therapies skills for the supervisor. I believe Social work can easily get the person to be burn out or bring into surface unresolved feelings. So, it is important to find a professional therapy to help with the social workers mental and physical health. Reasoning being is being able to release all the emotional build up in a professional therapist setting can help the social worker feel and have more balanced in their life, and would prevent getting distracted in the workplace while helping
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