Ethics of social work practice

McAuliffe, Donna, Swain, Phillip, Day, Andrew, and Mcau, (2018) Ethics of social work practice. In: Rice, Simon, Day, Andrew, and Briskman, Linda, (eds.) Social Work in the Shadow of the Law - 5th edition. Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 412-439.

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Social work holds dear the principles of the dignity and worth of each individual. These principles can be applied to social practice when the social worker facilitates self-determination and empowerment, respects difference and diversity, and promotes social justice and human rights. Care should also be taken to safeguard confidentiality, respect colleagues and take responsibility for one's own professional conduct in interactions with others -including interactions that take place online. These principles and terms, embedded in the 2010 Code of Ethics of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (the Code), are ones with which social workers should be readily familiar and use every day. This chapter considers the key ethical principles that define the social work profession and represent the hallmarks of good professional practice. It discusses how they apply to social workers in different contexts and fields.

Item ID: 55221
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-76002-161-0
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 05:12
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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