What The Primary Mission Of Social Work As A Professional Means?

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Code of Ethics 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. Social Work as a Career According to the preamble of the NASW Code of ethics (1996), as social workers, we try to make lives better for others, by helping people obtain those resources in society that all humans need to survive. These would include such items as food, clothing, and shelter. As professionals, we should concentrate our efforts on helping those in society that have less and are the most in need. We achieve this through empowering people from a strengths perspective. This means helping clients find the tools within themselves to help bring about positive change in their lives (Miley, O’Melia, & DuBois, 2011). The preamble also says social workers should “focus on individual well-being in a social context...

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