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20 06, 2017

The Social Work Code of Ethics and Ethical Dilemma Overview

2018-05-31T16:11:07+00:00By |Ethical Dilemma|

The Social Work Code of Ethics Ethical principles are standards of a group, organization, or profession that direct courses of action on behalf of the profession's agents - in this case, social workers. In social work code of ethics, an ethical dilemma is a situation requiring action on part of the social worker wherein there [...]

2 06, 2017

What Social Workers Need to Know: Making Words Powerful and Purposeful

2017-12-06T18:04:21+00:00By |Ethical Dilemma|

Social Work Ethics: Words Used Wrong Not many years ago, the word “gay” became used as a commonplace slang expression in many dominant cultures to mean stupid, bad, unimportant, inferior. This paradoxical misuse of a word that means happy and joyous was directly related to its second meaning: homosexual. Social work ethics do not condone the [...]

31 10, 2016

Is It OK To Google Clients?

2018-05-11T17:32:52+00:00By |Ethical Dilemma, Industry Articles & Topics|

Ethics of Using Social Media and Search to “Google” Clients During a recent required social work ethics course to keep my social work license up to date, the class discussed whether it was appropriate or ethical to "google" or use social media to find information for contextual background on their clients. This discussion is fairly [...]

30 08, 2016

Blended Families: The Realness of The Brady Bunch

2016-10-24T13:53:34+00:00By |Ethical Dilemma, Industry Articles & Topics|

Blended Family: A family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships. In my Family Social Science class I learned that by 2000 there would be more stepfamilies than families of orientation.   What images are created in people’s mind when they think of a blended family, the Brady Bunch? Do [...]

28 04, 2016

Ethics & Gifts From Clients

2018-05-31T15:49:19+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker, Ethical Dilemma|

I often get gifts from clients – can I keep them? Answer provided by contributing expert, Brandon Haydon, LCSW. This can be an ethical dilemma, as we want to preserve the importance of human relationships and honor the intentions and goodwill or clients, but protect our professionalism and respect their vulnerability through maintaining boundaries. [...]