FSW 625 Social Work Ethics (3)

Ethics provides us with standards and guidelines for how we live our lives and how we conduct ourselves in our work. Ethical standards and guidelines help us evaluate our profession and our colleagues' behaviors. They help us do the "right thing." This course reviews the National Association of Social Work (NASW) code of ethics and gives opportunities to evaluate our personal work performance against these standards. In addition, a comprehensive overview of ethical issues encountered in social work, using extensive case material will be utilized in order to learn about the range of ethical issues, and ethical issues as it relates to diversity and social justice in social work; how to manage complex practice-based ethical dilemmas, prevent ethics related malpractice, and avoid liability. Emphasis on practical strategies designed to protect clients, professionals and human service agencies will also be reviewed.

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