Moral Courage In Social Work

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“Moral courage is the ability to put ethics into action. It means standing up and standing out in defense of principle, even when others are standing aside. Ethical action is more than whistle blowing. It involves daily acts of integrity, carried out with dignity, in which individuals stand up for what is right and encourage others to do the same (Pecora, Cherin, Bruce and Arguello, 2010, p. 41). As a future social worker, it is actually advantageous to have the NASW code of ethics. I worked in other industries and the ethics were determined by the owners, organizations and each individual. This leads to many interpretations of what is deemed as ethical and what is not ethical. Although, it is important to realize just because there is an
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