Social Work Ethics is an essential component of social work practice and pervades every aspect of our work with clients. Often we are confronted with situations where we wonder what we should do. We believe passionately that awareness is key and hope that these common ethical conundrums can be used in case discussions to help us as social workers navigate them better.
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How much do we tell our clients about our personal lives?
How do we advise our clients when it impinges on areas beyond professional training?
How far should one be allowed to make his/ her own decisions?
How do we manage the intersection of our professional and personal lives?
Are we clear on the roles we play in our client's life?
What are the considerations involved when accepting or declining a gift?
What happens if a client's refusal for intervention affect the lives of others?
What are some considerations when using social networking sites?
When do we break confidentiality when working with minors?
What do we do if we witness unethical agency practices?
What are the ethical issues that come with the use of technology?
What happens when one does not document decisions?
When do social workers have to apologise?