1.NASW Code of Ethics: The National Association of Social Workers developed a Code of Ethics that licensed social workers must follow or have their licenses taken away. There are four primary facets (2008)-2.1.Preamble summarizes social work’s general goals of missions and identifies its core values2.Mission Statement is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, pressed, and living in poverty. There are six core values which are services, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competences3.Purpose of NASW Code of Ethics4.Ethical Principles5.Ethical Standards3.Service: the provision of help, resources, and benefits so that people may achieve their maximum potential 4.Social Justice: the condition that in a perfect world, all citizens would have identical “rights, protection, opportunities, obligations, and social benefits” regardless of their backgrounds and membership in diverse groups5.Dignity and worth of the person: holding in high esteem and appreciating individual value6.Integrity: a skill that involves trustworthiness and sound adherence to moral ideals7.
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