CFSWSocial-Work-BoardNAFC Certified Forensic Social Worker
Question:253 A client discloses information to a social worker about domestic violence within the home. Several times it has involved the injury of their child. At a court proceeding, this is shared as circumstantial evidence. The client is angry with the social service agency and declares her confidentiality was violated. The administrator looks at the case and determines: A. The information should have been forwarded to administration B. The social worker should never have disclosed this information C. The social worker acted appropriately considering the danger D. The social worker wanted to make a bigger case out of the proceedings Answer:C Considering the danger to the child, the social worker acted appropriately. Question:254 A social worker is taking part in an interdisciplinary team meeting. During the course of determining the well-being of a client, ethical concerns become an issue. One of the team members openly displays a problem with the client’s ethnic background, and this leads to negativity towards decisions being made. What should the social worker do? A. Discuss various religions and their beliefs B. Base all decisions on the religious beliefs of the client C. Try to resolve the disagreement through appropriate channels D. Walk out of the meeting until the team member changes her mind Answer:C Professional and ethical obligations should be clearly established pertaining to the NASW Code of Ethics. Administration may be contacted to rectify a situation within an interdisciplinary meeting when there are ethical concerns. Social workers should participate in decisions that affect the well-being of a client by drawing on experiences, values and perspectives.