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Kirst- Ashman and Hull (2018) states that “ethical dilemmas in social work practice involve problematic situations where possible solution all offer imperfect and unsatisfactory answers in terms of what ethically should be done” (pg.422). In option 1 an ethical dilemma is private conduct, privacy and confidentiality, and conflicts of interest. “Confidential information includes personal details about the client’s identity, records, of verbal statements made by the client, professional reports of professed opinions concerning the client, and content from other records” (NASW, 2008). Furthermore, social media is open to the public, in some cases you do not need an account to view someone's social media account. Some people may not have their accounts on private, which invites anyone to view their profile. However, does that make it right for a social worker to view a client's account? According to NASW Code of Ethics (2008) “Social workers should respect clients’ right to privacy. Social workers should not solicit private

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