A capacity evaluation ought to be carried out to guarantee that the user is

A capacity evaluation ought to be carried out to

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lacking capacity. A capacity evaluation ought to be carried out to guarantee that the user is aware of how they can maintain the tenancy. For this to happen, an application must be made to the Court of Protection. This is a conflict-ridden scenario since the worker strives to conform to the law while a family may feel it is obligated to sign tenancy for their disabled – most do not accept this to be the case. In view of BASW (2012), social workers need to maintain professional connects with the user and their family, uphold profession’s values, recognise diversity, and treat the persons as a whole. Utilitarianism recommends examining the benefits the entire family attains instead of the user; however, problems surface if the user lacks capacity. Under this approach, the user would be advised against the tenancy since it does not result in greater good for the greatest number ( Bodenheimer, 2015). This view is inconsistent with BASW code of ethics and it might be perceived as dishonourable practice resulting in more conflicts. Virtue ethics would embrace the view of BASW by arguing that users ought to have free will in expressing their feelings, and the worker must listen and come to a decision in a tolerant and non-judgmental manner ( Healy, 2014). Conversely, Kantian ethics contend that although the outcome of not getting a choice regarding where a user resides is negative, the intent to place them in a home, with other individuals to socialise is a good moral call, which benefits them. As outlined in this essay, it is evident that ethics and values are essential, appropriate, and critical in modern social work practice. As highlighted in the preceding sections of this essay, various values such as respect, self-determination, equality, and empathy are ingrained in social workers’ daily tasks. This report only provides a few instances of vital social work values, relevant documents published by the BASW and HCPC provide comprehensive coverage of social work principles and ethics. Evidently, social work would be unsuccessful without
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VALUES AND ETHICS 9 guidelines and provisions that direct workers’ decisions and actions – this involves both the social workers as well as service users. Personalisation agenda, personal budgets and accommodation of service users in Britain is given emphasis in the previous sections of this exposition in relation to persons with disabilities. What is more, a major theme that intersects the report is respect for individuals as well as self–determination. Both utilitarian and deontological theories support these aspects and as such, seem as the ideal social philosophical paradigms best suited towards social work ethics and values. Although there are disagreements between conventional social work and the personalisation agenda for disabled persons, the conflicts, as outlined in this paper, have been minimised with the adoption of HCPC ethics. Overall, it is assumed that if social workers diligently follow and apply these theories in their work with disabled and conflicted service users, then, the BASW ethics will be upheld and users will access suitable services within the Fair access to care criterions.
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