If in any situation that you violate one of the standards, guidelines or policies it is considered unethical. In this paper I will discuss a brief summary of the roles of the NASW code of Ethics, HIPPA and the core values. I will also discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas that are faced by child welfare workers during their time of practice.
Although dilemmas will arise, social workers need to be culturally competent to work with others and to avoid breaching any ethical standards. “Ethics provide the tools to develop essential ethical decision-making skills” (Icheku, 2011, p. 13). It is defined as “the branch of moral philosophy that determines what is right (ethical) and wrong (unethical)” (Icheku, 2011, p. 20). Social workers are regularly confronted with ethical dilemmas in their practice and are forced to apply ethical principles and theories while engaging in practical decision-making. Ethics, however, do not always provide practical solutions to dilemmas.
a. What ethical concerns or dilemmas are most frequently encountered in your practicum setting, according to your field instructor? According to my field instructor the most frequently encountered ethical concerns or dilemma in my practicum setting regarding social workers’ ethical responsibilities to clients is the client’s right to self-determination based on the fact that DCS often times will establish the goals that need to be met by the family and restrict their options, staff members believing that they know what is best for the client therefore telling the client what they need to do and how to do it, and the client not being well informed about the choices and rights that they have. In the area of the social workers’ ethical responsibilities
Rehabilitation counselors are committed to facilitating the personal, social, and economic independence of individuals with disabilities. Determining the appropriate course to take when confronted with a difficult ethical dilemma can be a challenge. In a perfect world, laws at all levels and all relevant codes of ethics would be perfectly in tune with one another, but this is not always the case. Ethical codes and guidelines cannot give all the answers to all situations that a counselor is forced to confront. There may be times when counselors may encounter a situation in where they must exercise personal and professional judgment because legal and professional requirement are inconsistent.
Frequently, social workers' encounter situations in their social work practice in which requires an ethical decision. In preparation for these ethical dilemmas, it is important for social workers to familiarize themselves with the profession's ethical code. The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics specifies the values, principles, and standards to guide social workers’ behavior (National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 2008, para.5). This paper will identify the values, legal and ethical responsibilities along with the actions the social worker make take in each situation. The values which correlates with the first scenario are dignity and worth of a person and the importance of human relationship .The Code of Ethics describes dignity and worth of person as "Social workers seek to enhance clients' capacity and opportunity to change and address their own needs"(NASW,2008,para.17).
This may be negative for example if the orientation of the therapist contravenes the values of the client as is evidenced by the Christian values discussed above. It is also important for the therapist to be aware of the needs and the uniqueness of the circumstances of the clients such as in domestic violence. However, an efficient strategy is capable of ensuring that these forces do not affect the process. Lastly, the environment and the diversity of the population that one is working with play an important role in family systems therapy and should be considered critically.
They try to reduce the chances of physical violence against. Besides these responsibilities, the counselors generally provide recommendations, and carry psychological assessments of the affected people. A number of issues are involved regarding the ethical and legal responsibilities that this job entails. Whilst the affected persons in normal environment have the advantage of counseling, which concentrates firstly on their own safety, the counselors op... ... middle of paper ... ...en children are susceptible. The counselors should also check their counter transference responses and not to force the clients to quit societal interactions; whilst it can be personally disturbing when a client opts to remain in a violent relationship, the counselor must endorse the decision to stay or quit the association.
Value Objectivity Paper Dominea Lopez PCN-505 10/18/2017 Abstract Counselors are held to strict standards that can cause ethical conflict with clients. Working as a professional counselor can be risky especially when it involves working with clients that are difficult to treat. Clients have their own belief system it is important counselors are aware of that, and don’t impose their own values and beliefs towards the client. I examined past research on belief systems and analyzed how ethical implications can cause dilemmas when a counselor expresses their values and beliefs onto a client. I provided steps counselors can take to make sure they are not in violation and ways to successfully work with clients who don’t
My placement was placed with the social services department for Learning disabilities that provide support for adults and their carers. The case study examines the ethical dilemma encountered by myself and a service user with complex learning needs. As a professional social worker, it is my role to identify the ethical principles that
This paradigm provides the opportunity for the researchers and the participants to advocate for services needed by clients. Literature Review For Child Welfare Social Workers it is important to be able to connect clients to community resources in order to help towards goal attainment in their case plans. When community resources are lacking and are not available to assist clients in it could become