Essay on Ethical Issues Within The United States

2567 Words Oct 4th, 2016 11 Pages
Identify Ethical Dilemma
106, 882 represents the number of domestic violence crimes that were reported to the Florida law enforcement in 2014. This number is large, and unfortunately, it does not compare to the underestimated reality, that 22 – 55% of women face on a day to day basis in their own home (Florida 's Domestic Violence Statistics, 2014). The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2015) defines domestic violence as “physical assault, sexual assault, and or abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” Not only is domestic violence a criminal offense but it is a social problem that exist within our society. In this paper, I will discuss the ethical issues within the case study surrounding the young woman who has come to the domestic violence shelter seeking safety as this client has disclosed that she plans to move back into the home with her husband as he has apologized for his behavior.
Relevant Ethical Standards
There are three ethical standards that are relevant in this case study. From most relevant to least, the three ethical standards are commitment to clients, self – determination, and clients who lack decision – making capacity. The most relevant ethical standard in this case is the social worker’s commitment to the client. In the National Association of Social Workers (1999), commitment to client is defined as “a social worker 's primary responsibility is to promote the…

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