Code Of Ethics In Social Work

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Social workers need a code of ethics to be able to serve their clients and co-workers more professionally. The Code of Ethics guides the social workers with decision making skills for when unethical issues occur. There will be many instances where unethical issues will arise and as social workers we should be prepared to follow the Code of Ethics. However, if the social worker does not follow the Code of Ethics, it can lead to job termination. An example of violating the Code of Ethics is having dual relationships with the clients or former clients in which there is a risk of exploitation to the client. This can occur if the social worker and client have more than one relationship, whether its professional, social, or business.
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