Code Of Ethics And Social Work Essay

875 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
In this reflection paper, the NASW Code of Ethics that governs the behavior of social worker to ensure objectivity and effectiveness in their duties of alleviating the conditions that instigate harm and suffering, along with its importance to the social workers is described. Also, a particular ethical code is explained in relation to why it is of certain personal interest. Lastly, individual thoughts on the NASW Code of Ethics, particularly with respect to the how it enlightens the personal comprehension of social work practice, are presented.
NASW Code of Ethics
The revised and approved NASW Code of Ethics is subdivided into principles, standards and values that define the ethical responsibilities of social workers to clienteles, colleagues, and the broader society. They also define their ethical responsibilities as professionals to the social work profession in social work settings and in practice settings. Beginning with the ethical responsibilities to clienteles, social workers are required to be committed and loyal in promoting clients’ well-being by prioritizing the latter’s interest. Secondly, it is the ethical responsibility of social workers to help clients in identifying and clarifying their goal. This is along with promoting and respecting clients’ right to self-determination, provided the actions or probable actions of clients do not pose serious, predictable, and impeding risk to social workers and other society entities. Social workers are also…

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