VCU SLWK 311 - Ethical Issues2014(2)(1) (16 pages)

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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Slwk 311 - Sw & Oppressed Groups
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ETHICAL DECISION MAKING Social Work 441 Practice 1 Fall 2014 AGENDA Combined class next week guest panel presenting on connecting theory to practice Assessment paper extension to midnight on 11 5 if you turned in your paper today you will receive 5 extra points I am on vacation 11 1 11 15 guest instructor 11 12 who will facilitate our first night of presentations Next quiz is the week I return on 11 19 Study guide will be uploaded by this Saturday DEFINITION OF ETHICS ethics the study of what is morally right and wrong or a set of beliefs about what is morally right and wrong Miriam Webster Dictionary ETHICAL DECISION MAKING Overall Question Am I doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason Thing to consider when ethical issues arise What is the right thing What who dictates what is right Am I doing the right thing Do the ends justify the means ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IS GUIDED BY THE NASW CODE OF ETHICS The Code identifies core values on which social work s mission is based The Code summarizes broad ethical principles that reflect the profession s core values and establishes a set of specific ethical standards that should be used to guide social work practice The Code is designed to help social workers identify relevant considerations when professional obligations conflict or ethical ETHICAL DECISION MAKING Ethical decision making is a process Social workers should take into consideration all the values principles and standards in the Code that are relevant to any situation in which ethical judgment is warranted Social workers also should be aware of the impact of their clients and their own personal values and cultural and religious beliefs and practices on ethical decision making Instances may arise when social workers ethical obligations conflict with agency policies or relevant laws or regulations NASW 2008 SOCIAL WORK VALUES Service Social justice Dignity and worth of the person Importance of human relationships Integrity Competence Question



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