Boundaries In Social Work

Boundaries Within social work, professionalism is key in earning the respect of your clients and forming a firm foundation of the context of your relationship. These boundaries reflect upon what not only your clients expect from you as a case worker, but how they as the clients should treat you. Moreover, if you do not exemplify these ideals then clients have the ability to take advantage of you. They could in turn rely on you too heavily and expect you to do things that goes above and beyond your role as a case worker. Nonetheless, over all appearance must be professional as well, looking put together gives off the message of an individual who cares about what they are doing and will put in great effort to get the job done. Still, time …show more content…
Within the NASW code of ethics, it describes specifically why this is necessary,” Social workers should uphold and advance the values, ethics, knowledge, and mission of the profession. Social workers should protect, enhance, and improve the integrity of the profession through appropriate study and research, active discussion, and responsible criticism of the profession.” To demonstrate this, I will abide by these ideals and make sure that they are being enacted on a daily basis. A main facet of those ideas is advocating. Often, clients are unaware of the recourses available to them. As a social worker, it is our role to make these connections for the overall benefit of the community. Likewise, these vulnerable populations do not have the proper ability to speak about the needs that are missing. Without the advocation from social workers there can be no progress or change regarding the circumstance of their crisis. The more awareness there is about a said issue, the more likely others will work toward change as well. Therefore, as the social workers the more that speak out about such matters the more likely change will …show more content…
The NASW is a big supporter of self-determination and states,” Social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self-determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Social workers may limit clients’ right to self-determination when, in the social workers’ professional judgment, clients’ actions or potential actions pose a serious, foreseeable, and imminent risk to themselves or others.” This means the case worker strives to get the client to be independent and goal directed as possible. In addition, to set their own goals and aspirations and become self-motivated and sustainable. This can be a positive thing for clients because it teaches them these essential life skills they might not have otherwise realized. On the other hand, sometimes the clients take advantage of this or do not know what is best, deterring the process. All in all it is about maintaining the balance of these two

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