Commitment To Employers Case Study

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Commitment to Employers
Question 1: I would not feel comfortable disclosing this confidential information to the state governor. It is important to review what the agency’s policies are and what I had signed in agreement to when I first started the job. According to Reamer, “Social workers should support their employers’ policies and honor their agreements with them” (Casebook, 2009). This question is stating that providing the governor with this information might comply with the agency’s reputation, but does not necessarily say what their policy is. Therefore, I should find what the policy would be regarding disclosing such information to the governor. If it does not comply with the agency’s policy, the information should not be disclosed.
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Even though striking can be a way to advocate for oneself or others, the social workers should be aware of before they start their profession, that we are social workers because we want to help others, not because we want good pay. In addition, if the social workers are not directly involved with what the nurses are going on strike for, they should either stay out of it or have a discussion with either the nurses or the nurses’ supervisor in a private location about their concerns. It makes sense that the social worker would want to help the nurses, but if clients are then placed on the backburner, I do not think this is okay. As social workers, we should be there first to serve the clients. Having this discussion with the social workers would be beneficial for them and their understanding of what is going on. I would also review the hospital’s policies on going on strike before I would say whether or not this should be reported. If it is against the hospital’s policy, it would good for the hospital to be aware of what is going on. However, if it is not stated in the hospital’s policy about what is okay in regards to striking, then I say that it would not have to be reported. It is important to me that I act selflessly and am looking out for my clients and what will be beneficial to …show more content…
In all situations, social workers should be looking out for the best interest of their client, not themselves. In becoming a social worker, it is important to note that we are in it to help others, not ourselves. If the strike is not for the benefit of clients, the strike should be closely and carefully examined. In any way, a strike should be looked at and reviewed in thinking of benefits and risks in engaging in such an outspoken manner. It also makes sense that social workers will have varying opinions in regards to strikes. However, I find it most important to be looking in the interest of our clients. If the interest of the client is not sought after, this could be considered selfish. As a Christian, I am to act in unselfish ways and this can be accomplished through looking out for the interest of my client. If I were to go on a strike that would be in support of raising my pay and skipping client appointments, this would be selfish of me. Coming into this profession, I am aware that if I wanted good pay, I should not be engaging in this area of

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