Importance Of Ethics In Social Work

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The learning objective of my workshop is to enable social worker 's to increase their awareness and to critically think about how to approach ethical decision making dilemmas they will encounter. Consequently, ethical practice in the field of Child and Family Services will require one to know what characteristics are necessary to define the work ethics in this field. These consist of values, ethics, morals, professional values and professional ethics. Values are defined by John Dewey as a more precise way by noting that values have some element of the appraisal or preference. While ethics seek to discover the principles that guide people in deciding what is right and wrong. However, morality takes on the shape of principles or rules of conduct that defines standards for acceptable behavior in a given society. Professional ethics provide guidance to professional opinions in social work and other professions. Lastly, Professional values seeks to find what is good and desirable. Social workers will likely take their basic professional values from societal values, that is, from the values held by the larger society in which they practice (Dolgoff, R., Harrington, D., & Loewenberg, F. M., Moreover, in making decisions with families, the code of ethics is the primary set of standards that is governed by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) that Child and Family Service Workers can use. It’s first edition was approved in 1960. The second period NASW adopted a
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