Chapter 2 - NASW 1996 NASW CODE OF ETHICS ± Six core...

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1 SOCIAL WORK VALUES AND ETHICS Chapter 2 WHY PROFESSIONAL VALUES? Medicine Law Journalism Insurance Social Work Values and Ethics Ethics-moral duty / product of values Values- basis for beliefs “Social workers are committed to the dignity, worth, and value of all human beings, regardless of social class, race, color, creed, gender, or age.” VALUES Beliefs, preferences, or assumptions about what is desirable or good for humans. Cannot be scientifically investigated or proven. Values affect how we practice. We get to help people clarify their own values. It’s critical that we understand our own values. Mission “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, oppressed, and living in
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Unformatted text preview: NASW, 1996 NASW CODE OF ETHICS ± Six core values: ± Service ± Social Justice ± Dignity and Worth of the person ± Importance of human relationships ± Integrity ± Competence 2 NASW Code of Ethics www.naswdc.org Standards related to the social worker’s ethical responsibility … to clients. to colleagues. in practice settings. as a professional. to the social work profession. to the broader society. SELF-DETERMINATON ± INFORMING CLIENT OF ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS ± HELPING TO DEFINE ALTERNATIVES ± ASSISTING THEM IN EVALUATING THE OUTCOME OF EACH OPTION SOCIAL WORK MISSION ± To enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are oppressed, vulnerable and living in poverty. NASW...
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