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6 Core Values

Service
Social justice
Dignity and worth of the person
Importance of human relationships
Integrity
Competence

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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

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Social worker's primary responsibility

to promote the well being of clients

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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

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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

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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"

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This ethical standard is considered deserving of its own category

Cultural competence

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Social workers must be especially alert to

conflict of interest and overlapping relationships

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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

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Fees for service should be _____ and should not involve ______

fair, reasonable and in line with the service performed...
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