The Code articulates standards that the social work profession itself can use to assess whether social workers have engaged in unethical conduct. NASW has formal methods to decide ethics complaints filed against its members. * In subscribing to this Code, social workers are required to cooperate in its implementation, participate in NASW adjudication proceedings, and abide by any NASW disciplinary rulings or sanctions based on it (McGregor, 2018) 7. . What are three practices or behaviors that might violate the Code? Why?
This type of disclosure is an organizational violation, but could also lead to legal ramifications as well. Incidental disclosure of protected health information is not considered to be a “violation of the HIPAA medical privacy regulation provided the covered entity has applied reasonable safeguards” (Hatton, 2003) to help prevent them. This error also has the potential to cause distrust in the patient that the nurse is transporting, causing them to lose faith in the company. The nurse stopped Sue in the hallway (a public space), while transporting another patient, to tell Sue that there was an issue. The nurse made no attempt to keep the issue private and rattled of the details in front of the escorted patient, even though the situation was not an emergency or life threatening.
According to NASW Code of Ethics 1.09.c Sexual Relationships, “Social workers should not engage in sexual activities or sexual contact with former clients because of the potential for harm to the client”. However, the ACA Code of Ethics A.5.c. Sexual and/or Romantic Relationships with Former Clients states “sexual and/or romantic counselor-client interactions or relationships with former clients, their romantic partners, or their family members are prohibited for a period of 5 years following the past professional contact”. This particular difference was used because it is one which I feel the NASW Code of Ethics places complete and proper attention to the welfare of the client regards such relationships. I believe the presence of having a relationship with a client, even 5 years after ending professional services, still poses a harm to the client.
At my agency, the Children’s Village, there is not a specific policy that prohibit accepting gifts from the clients; however, there are ethical guiding standards that employees should follow in regards to client-worker relationship consistent with the NASW Code of Ethics. For instance, standard 1.06(a) recommends social workers to “avoid conflicts of interest that interfere with the exercise of professional discretion and impartial judgement” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2017, p. 10). Even though this ethical standard does not prohibit accepting gifts, it sends a clear message to social workers about the risks related to taking gifts from clients. In fact, the NASW Code of Ethics advices that accepting gifts from clients represent the risk of such action to be interpreted as bartering by the client. As a result, if the worker accepts the gift, there is a risk that the client may expect the worker to pay back with work related favors.
1. Identify ethical issues - NASW Code of Ethics 1.06(d) and 1.07(f)(g) The main ethical dilemma is whether to disclose the husband’s extra-marital affair to Ms. Barnes or not. According to ethics code 1.07(f) and 1.07(g), when a social worker is providing counseling to multiple groups it is their job to inform clients of their rights to confidentiality. In the case of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, the social worker has an ethical duty to not disclose to Mrs. Barnes. The issue here is the social worker, though now aware of a major factor in the unhappiness of the Barnes’ marriage, must continue to provide counseling services to both Mrs. And Mr. Barnes – this possess a conflict of interest.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) approved that address ethical practice issues such as empathy and respect .The nurse primary compliance to patient , patient advocacy, accountability , duties ,responsibility and participation in the health care (shrestha& jose ,2014). With today changes, nurses face cases such as heavy workload, lack of resources, increased patient awareness, low occupational ,various problems related to staff skills, life quality and workplace violence. In But, there is the anticipation that nurses should treat patients in an ethical manner and put ethics first in their professional performance. Across the world, nurses are guided to use professional codes that highlight their obligation to respect, protect and safeguard the essential rights of the patient involved in nursing and health care(Sharifabad
She didn’t share the same interests of fleeing and running away from the neighborhood. Instead she felt that she needed to first make herself a better life. By working hard at school, she believes that her hard work and success would lead her out of the neighborhood. All Alicia really wants is a better life than her mother had. She is a role model and a good friend to Esperanza, Esperanza confides her feelings of “un-belongingness” to her and teaches Esperanza that she has a responsibility to her home and her
That statement could have been a mood symptom that the counselor didn’t invade it. This issue would be an ethical issue since the counselor has assisted in a suicide of this client even if you didn’t literally murder or help with an overdose or whatever their attempt will be but you as the counselor assists by not reporting the threat of the client. However, the NAADAC Code of Ethics states that if a counselor who provide services to a terminally ill client who is considering hastening their own death then the counselor has the option to maintain confidentiality, depending on the state laws he/she is counseling in and specific circumstances of the situation and the counselor should order the client to seek consultation or supervision from appropriate professional and legal
As Madam Teng said that she had the right to live her lifestyle of her choice, we should comply with her wishes as she has the right to make her own choice. Also, according to the SASW code of ethics, social workers affirms the rights of the person served to make their own decisions and to work out their own problems within the scope of their own resources, having due regard to their personal well-being (SASW, 2004). Since Madam Teng does not suffer from any past illness, she is then fit to make her own decision. Therefore, not doing anything allows her to make her own decision and us to follow