The social work profession and its Code of Ethics dictate that social workers must act in the best interest of the client, even when those actions challenge the practitioner’s personal, cultural and religious values. In practice; however, ethical decision-making is more complex than in theory. As helping professionals, social workers are constantly faced with ethical decision-making or ethical dilemmas. As noted by Banks (2005), an ethical dilemma occurs “when a worker is faced with a choice between two equally unwelcome alternatives that may involve a conflict of moral principles, and it is not clear what choice will be the right one” (as cited in McAuliffe & Chenoweth, 2008, p. 43). In addition, ethical decision-making is a process that …show more content…
The resources I employed to resolve the dilemma, how I applied the just practice and liberation health model frameworks to my dilemma and its resolution, and how the process of resolving my dilemma contributed to my professional development, will be also analyzed in this …show more content…
My role is to train and license perspective foster parents. The training I facilitated is called Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting, or MAPP, which all interested candidates must complete as part of the certification process. The MAPP training is facilitated once a week for three hours, which equates to a total of thirty hours. During those ten weeks, I tend to develop a very close report with at least one of the participants. In my last MAPP training, for instance, I became very close with a 45 years-old Dominican woman whose modified name is Maria Perez. The connection I developed with Maria was different than the ones I have established in the past with other perspective foster parents. I attribute this, in part, to the fact that Maria and I share the same ethnic background. During one of the training sessions, Maria shared that her main motivation to become a foster parent is because she is unable to biologically conceive. This made me develop deep empathy for Maria as I have experienced the feelings of loss that come with infertility in my family. Maria and I used to talk almost at the end of each meeting. During one of our conversations, Maria expressed to be grateful with the knowledge she had acquired from the training and our conversations. In our last session, like usual, Maria came to me after class. However, this time her approach was
Moreover, ethical issues are ubiquitous within the field of social work. As such, social workers employed in all facets of the profession, whether it is substance abuse, mental health, among many others encounter ethical issues common and specific to each area. According to the article “Ethical Issues in Addiction Counseling” by Cynthia G. Scott (2000), prominent ethical situations specific to the field of substance abuse include, “confidentiality and privileged communication” (p. 213). In her article Scott (2000) discuss the blurred boundaries of confidentiality with regards to group counseling. The author points out the discrepancy in federal confidentiality laws that prevent the practitioner from sharing confidential information disclosed
In the social work practice, social workers should abide by and respect the protocol of their particular organization. The first ethical standard I would like to discuss is that a social worker having cultural competence and social (NASW, 1999). A social worker must possess the knowledge of values, customs, tradition and history just to name a few in order to have success with clients that may identify as something other than their own identity. Culture directs impacts human behavior. Within this case study, due to Mrs. Sanchez’s culture, she struggled to assimilate with the American culture and this included her being able to learn the English language. Her culture was very important to her and I respect that. As a social worker, I would have
This paper will explore what the primary mission of social work as a professional means to me. Through self-reflection of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, I will delve into why I chose social work as a career, the type of social worker I want to become, and ponder what challenges and obstacles may impede my chosen path.
Working with people can be challenging, but so rewarding all at the same time. As humans, we are certainly not perfect and we are making mistakes daily. Making decisions is one thing that does not come easily to us, and depending on the day you can get multiple different answers to one situation. The NASW Code of Ethics is an extremely helpful tool when we are working with clients and something that does not ever waiver in ethical decision-making. If we are working in the Social work profession, then we must insure we are making the correct decision for everyone who is involved with the client.
National Association of Social Workers [NASW]. (1998). The New NASW Code of Ethics Can Be Your Ally: Part I. Retrieved from: http://www.naswma.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=96
This paper will evaluate and analyze an ethical dilemma that was presented in the textbook and the Case Study #1 that will be evaluated for this assignment. The questions that will be answered include what are the ethical dilemmas in the case and are these legitimate concerns for the social worker. In addition, when evaluating and analyzing the ethical dilemma in this case study it is necessary to look at why the social worker is worried about reporting newborns and why she feels that there are injustices and discrimination that come from these policies. Furthermore, as a social worker in this agency I would respond by figuring out what could be done in this situation and what courses of action could be done to change the injustices in the
One of my biggest challenges is to separate my personal feelings from the client. There are times where I get my emotions too involve when my clients specially when working with children. During the Panhandle Promise Project Summer Camp, I had the chance to meet and talk to the children in the program. I deeply care for this children and their living situations, knowing that some of this children are in foster care or are living in poverty make me sympathize and involved personal feelings. This also impacts the boundaries that need to be set with the children and me because involving myself too much in their lives will not be healthy for either one. Continuing in working own myself will be a priority and easier to know if I recognize it and work on it before it becomes an
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Code of Ethics (2010) proposes three core values of Social Work, respect for persons, social justice and professional integrity (pp.12). These core values establish “ethical responsibilities” for the social worker (AASW, 2010, pp.12), specifically, the value of respect for persons, which sustains the intrinsic worth of all human beings as well as the right to wellbeing and self determination consistent with others in society (AASW, 2010,p.12). This Code of Ethics stipulates the duty of care a social worker must provide, a...
Social workers should base practice with respect to knowledge, observationally based learning that is significant to social work, hard-working attitudes and work ethics. The NASW Code of Ethics does not contain standards that bear directly on the issue of government contribution in private groups. The code contains wide proclamations about social workers' commitment to advance the general welfare of society (standard 6.01); avoid and wipe out victimization of any individual, including mental incapacity (standard 4.02); guarantee that all individuals have entry to the assets and administrations they require (standard 6.04[a]); and act to grow decision and open door for abused gatherings and individuals (standard 6.04[b]).
When somebody sees how moral difficulties are illustrated it gets to be conceivable to well-spoken methodologies to dispense with. The moral bursts of conduct performed by those inside of general society security areas. Cures of moral conduct with respect to cops start first with the choice and employing of experienced people. Police office ought to no more effectively discover "work-round" of least enlisting norms to select an individual from an uncommon hobby. Lawyer General Eric Holder as of late demonstrated as to Dayton, Ohio Police Department. "No organization ought to until the end of time be found in the position that the Los Angeles Police Department discovered itself when they had volunteers working the boulevards and their personal
Ethical Issues in Social Work I will provide practical help for new social workers to help them understand and deal with ethical issues and dilemmas which they will face. There are many ethical issues which are important to social work, but I feel that these are all covered by the care value base. The care value base Was devised by the care sector consortium in 1992, this was so that the workers in health and social care had a common set of values and principles which they would all adhere to. It is important because for the first time the social care sector had a clear set of guidelines from which ethical judgements could be made. The care value base is divided into 5 elements - The care value base covers - Equality and Diversity - Rights and responsibilities - Confidentiality - Promoting anti Discrimination - Effective communication Equality and Diversity Carers must value diversity themselves before they can effectively care for the different races, religions and differently abled people they will come across in their caring profession.
The National Association of Social Work's Code of Ethics is not only something that is crucial to someone in the field of Social Work but can also be applied to everyday life. These values in which the Code of Ethics mandates professionals to use are very important in knowing how to help clients in bettering their lives, and in help society as a whole become a better place. Service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence are all the core values of Ethics and should be learned and practiced by all, not only Social Workers (NASW, 2008).
Based on the values and history of Social Work, I believe York likes to focus on the critical practice as it strikes the heart of professional control. Because of York’s School of social Work, uses the basis of their history and values is critical practice, by the code of ethics, their history , and aboriginal rights. They use this to lead to help students at the school have a better understanding and further their
Social workers may try their best to avoid ethical dilemmas, but the truth is they are faced with ethical dilemmas every day. In case 2.14 a social worker is faced with an ethical dilemma and does not realize the true meaning of her purpose in the situation. Instead of focusing on the child’s fundamental cause for needing her help, she focused on ways to change his sexuality. The social workers' approach of the case was inappropriate and violated several National Association of Social Works (NASW) codes of ethics (The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, 2017).
Social Workers and Children Social workers are professionals that can help people resolve difficult issues, and improve their well-being and their quality of life. These professionals typically work with individuals and groups of individuals that are experiencing crises in their lives.” ( Start a Social Work Career) Social workers are dedicated to meeting the needs of their clients by interviewing them and laying out a detailed plan of goals for them to accomplish. They then help them attain these goals by using the available programs and services that a regular person would never have heard of or known they had access to.