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SOCWK220R Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Respect Diversity, Scientific Method, Community PracticePremium

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Social Work (Social Development Studies)
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SOCWK220R
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Staff
Lecture
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SOCWK 220R - Lecture 1 - Code of Ethics & Social Work as a Developing Profession
Code of Ethics (2005)
Core Social Work Values and Principles
value 1: respect for inherent dignity and worth of persons
- when law requires to override client’s wishes = social workers use min. coercion
required
- principles:
- respect unique worth and inherent dignity of all people and uphold
human rights
- uphold person’s right to self-determination, consistent with people’s
capacity and rights of others
- respect diversity and right to unique beliefs consistent with rights of others
- respect client’s right to make choices based on voluntary, informed
consent
- children as clients = determine child’s ability to consent, nature of social
worker’s rls. to the child
- uphold right of society to impose limitations when such protect inds. from
self-harm, and from harming others
- uphold right of every person to be free from violence and threat
value 2: pursuit of social justice
- social workers = provide resources, services and opportunities, and afford them
protection from harm
- principles:
- uphold right of people to have access to resources = meet basic needs
- advocate for fair and equitable access to public services and benefits
- advocate for equal treatment, protection under law, challenge injustices
- promote social development and environmental management
value 3: service to humanity
- principles:
- place needs of others above self
- strive to use the power and authority in responsible ways to serve needs
of clients and promotion of social justice
- promote ind. development, pursuit of ind. goals, development of just
society
- use their knowledge and skills to bring fair resolutions to conflict
value 4: integrity of professional practice
- principles:
- demonstrate honesty, reliability, impartiality, diligence
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- stay true to values, ethical principles, promote respect for profession’s
value
- establish appropriate boundaries in relationships with clients, that
relationships serves their needs
- value openness and transparency, avoid rls. where integrity and
impartiality are compromised
value 5: confidentiality in professional practice
- principles:
- respect client’s trust and confidence
- respect client’s right to confidentiality of info. shared
- only disclose confidential info. with consent/permission of client’s legal
representative
- can break confidentiality w/o permission when required (by laws, courts,
the Code)
- show transparency by communication limitations to clients
value 6: competence in professional practice
- principles:
- uphold right of clients to have highest quality service possible
- strive to maintain and increase professional knowledge and skill
- show due care for client’s interests and safety by limiting pro. practice to
areas of demonstrated competence
- contribute to development of profession by participating in development of
social workers and new professional knowledge
- those who engage in research = minimize risks to participants, ensure
informed consent, confidentiality, and report results of studies
Social Work as a Developing Profession
began in late 19th century and early 20th centuries
roots planted in the Judeo-Christian heritage
social work = knowledge base developing overtime, also helps explain how
contemporary practice, esp. generalist practice, part of development from past
Social Work as a Profession
Greenwood = all professions possess: (Leighninger: sees this approach as “trait-
attribute”)
- systematic theory
- where process model becomes useful in, considers social work as still
developing profession, consideration of influence of past and present
- authority
- community sanction
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