Social workers are cognizant of their dual responsibility to clients and to the broader society. They seek to resolve conflicts between clients’ interests and the broader society’s interests in a socially responsible manner consistent with the values, ethical principles, and ethical standards of the
As a suriviving sister was furios with her parents because they would not acknowledge to anyone that her brother had AIDS. They told everyone he died from a brain tomor.# This is very important because the last few moments of this girls life should be delightful, not humiliating. Bringing an infected person to the community will be good for it. Over 35,000 people die from AIDS* whic means they have to live somewher, why not here? Imagine the heading on the front page, “ Community of Windham has a special heart”.
Social work is a profession that is built on, according to the AASW Code of Ethics: the pursuit and maintenance of human well-being. Social work aims to maximize the development of human potential and the fulfillment of human needs. Social Work Profession has close relation with Human rights and Social Justice. Human dignity and worth means that social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person and respect the human rights expressed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Social justice
Competence- The last value of the Code of Ethics outlines competence. “Social workers practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise” (NASW, 2008, p.6). Social workers ought to increase their knowledge and expertise in order to apply them in practice. The six core values of social work should guide and impact how social workers act and treat their clients. A social worker must show anyone who they come in contact with that they are valued by serving, standing up against injustices, letting them know they have inherent worth, teaching them the importance of healthy human relationships, having integrity, and being competent.
When Branda was ten one of her best, friends committed suicide because he felt as though no one cared. Again, at age fifteen another of her friends committed suicide after being bullied at school. Branda had a difficult time dealing with the pain that she felt from the loss and she was hospitalized for eight days. At nineteen, her family was forced to move in with her grandmother whom she does not get along with. When Branda began using drugs at nineteen her family attempted to help her.
Occupational therapy oriented my religious upbringing and principles with the desire to improve the health and welfare of others. It provided me with the an avenue in which I could help others regain control over aspects of their life that were lost and thus provide hope. Occupational therapy is defined as “helping people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities”. The inherent value of occupational therapy is often underestimated and passed over. Occupational therapists do everything from helping children with disabilities so that they can fully engage in school activities to helping those who lost bodily functions in accidents to recover usage of their limbs.
It is her personal health journey and even though I am her parent, it not my right to disclose her addiction without her permission Culturally Competent Health Communication I knew I wanted to locate a website on addiction and treatment specifically for teens and college age (young people) audience. A website that was straight forward that would lead young people to their local hospital, addiction treatment center, or Narcotics Anonymous or similar support grou... ... middle of paper ... ...cial media to communicate and having Facebook and Twitter type icons may promote engagement. This website, while informative tries to be too encompassing, less can be more. References American Journal of Health Education, 39(1), 61-64. doi: doi:10.1080/19325037.2008.10599016 Nicotine Addiction Quiz. (n.d.).
Social workers provide dedicated services to clients by putting their needs first and helping them address daily challenges. Social justice allows social workers who inherently have a desire to help others who otherwise are unable to advocate for themselves. Regardless of a person's beliefs or cultural background, social workers use human dignity and worth of a person to set aside any biases that a social worker may have and help the client address those needs. Being culturally competent allows a social worker to understand the differences in diverse vulnerable populations by understanding their culture and customs. Social workers induce integrity in their profession by being responsible, honest, and ethical at all times.
Personal values: A key ethical principle in the NASW Code of Ethics states the following: "Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person. Social workers treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers promote clients ' socially responsible self-determination. Social workers seek to enhance clients ' capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs. Social workers are cognizant of their dual responsibility to clients and to the broader society.
Therefore one main value they must possess is having the ability to be fair to all clients. They must treat them as equals and also treat the clients equally amongst who is on under their care. In order to excel, a a social worker must have passion and complete devotion to their work. The social worker