Morals And Ethics: My Personal Code Of Ethics

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Morals and Ethics
When speaking about morals and ethics, every single individual will have their own opinion. Some will agree with your own, and some may not. Yet, when being a social worker it is not what your ethics and morals stand for, but it is our code. Code speaking for the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) code that we follow and stand by helping any client with any kind of circumstance.
Before speaking about the code, and if I personally see ethical dilemmas with the code, it is important to note exactly what is ethics? Ethics is, according to Dictionary.com, “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.” (Dictionary.com) That being said, ethics should be how social workers and anyone within the social welfare world are revered and received into society. Yet ethics is much more than that, I believe it coincides with morals, which the dictionary defines as “of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong.” So when we
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My personal code of ethics all started with my family, especially my father, who taught me right and wrong. He said “You should always be a phone call away for the people in your life, and not just your friends and family, but those who you haven’t spoken to in years.” My mother raised me in a house to where you took responsibility for your actions, no matter the consequences. A final example would be what my grandfather told me when I was real young, about never quitting anything, even if you fail the first few times. Now a personal code of ethics and morals should always include things like, do not lie to one another, harm one another, and never steal. Yet, when you read the Code of Ethics, it is much more sophisticated than lying and what

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