6 Core Values
Dignity and worth of the person
Importance of human relationships
Social work ethical standards relate to 6 areas:
1. to clients
2. to colleagues
3. to practice settings
4. to professional responsibilities
5. to the profession as a whole
6. to the broader society
Social worker's primary responsibility
to promote the well being of clients
Self-determination is to be a prime consideration except when...
a client's potential actions or actions present a serious danger to that client or others
Informed consent may sometimes involve
1. an interpreter
2. a mentally competent third party
3. permission to video or audio tape
4. risks to electronic communication
5. right to refuse service
Social workers must preserve confidentiality with the following exception...
the client threatens to injure self or others, and social worker has informed client of the "duty to warn"
This ethical standard is considered deserving of its own category
Social workers must be especially alert to
conflict of interest and overlapping relationships
Clients may have access to their own records but
references that would violate another client's privacy must be removed, and social worker may need to help client interpret some records
Fees for service should be _____ and should not involve ______
fair, reasonable and in line with the service performed...