Duffy and Chenail (2008) stated when using a research approach in counseling, the counselor needs to make sure they understand the value and the purpose of the research study. The research needs to be appropriate to the client needs. Therefore, the counselor should be aware of the role and the responsibilities when using research for their client that they might not be any biases or cultural sensitive towards the client, if the counselor does not feel comfortable using the research the counselor can also reference “The Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association”. Sherpis and Daniels (2017) specified when a counselor is conducting a research study or using a research they should consider the dignity and welfare of the client. The counselor needs to make sure to respect clients at all times.
As social workers, speaking on social welfare policy standpoint, social workers do everything from the federal level to the state level insuring and overseeing the administration of social programs. It takes the efforts of social workers in policy makers, as well as program administration to adequately provide the assistance to our clients. Implementation of specific policies can be undermined if the social workers believe that the policy will not be in the best interest of the client. Crises and pivotal events sometime shape the course of implementation, such as wrongdoing by implementers or incorrect decision that adversely affect the lives of clients (Jansson 2018, pg. 466).
The APA devised ethical principles and standards in the field of psychology in order to provide a common order for practitioners. The principles are guides and the standards are rules, each supporting the other. The ethical norms within both the standards and the principles offer convergence of ideas at many points and divergent ideas at other points. The five principles within the Code of Conduct are used to justify actions and behaviors in order to protect, respect, and appreciate a person’s rights and values in all situations. When practitioners are faced with ethical dilemmas, they must refer to the common base provided by the APA and proceed with the recommendations there in.
Conflicting relationships with trainees provide core issues in the differential of power and status that exist in the therapeutic relationship. Through the identification and intervention of problematic behaviors that cause impairment to trainees, I will strive to meet the minimum
Anti-oppressive practice focuses on the structural inequalities and places the blame that service users internalize on the structures and systems themselves (Ajandi, 2018). Humanistic and social justice values and ideas shape anti-oppressive practice (Healy, 2015). They address inequalities that affect opportunities of service users, due to the interlocking of social relations and oppression (Burke & Harrison, 2002). AOP aims to identify oppressions and define ways in which social workers can attempt to become anti-oppressive, avoid discomfort, and end oppression to service users (Strega, 2007). It highlights mutual involvement between the social worker and the service user, challenging forms of oppression and inequalities (Burke & Harrison, 2002), and presents the idea that service users do not occupy a “single identity”, but instead have interlocking oppressions that work together to put clients at a social disadvantage (Strega, 2007).
Being culturally competence and socially diverse is important. As social worker we should understand how culture functions in our behaviors ad society. We should also be competence in the culture of our clients. Also, we should work to educate and be knowledge on social diversity and oppression. By understanding culture and social diversity, as social workers we can work toward making change and fight discrimination.
Healthcare providers rely on ethical codes to establish guidelines and standards for addressing issues that arise. Associations representing the professional organization are tasked with the duty of developing and tailoring a code of ethics to assist its members to understand expectations in their professional role. For example the American Health Information Management Association and the American Physical Therapist Association established a code of ethics for its members. Each association considers the relation of the health professional obligations and constructs a code of ethics to serve as guidance to the professional. When reviewing the code of ethics for AHIMA and APTA, one may definitely draw parallels.
Professional self-awareness is widely considered a necessary condition for competent social work practice” (Kondrat, 1999, 451). As a social worker, I job to ask of use to remain objective by not imposing our behaviors, values, and beliefs on our clients. When addressing “self” it calls for me to understand my cultural background and iron out all biases. Once the “self” is address then I can work clients of different cultural backgrounds. “Practitioners should prepare intellectual emotional, and clinically in anticipation of working and serving Hispanic clients” (Castex, 1994,298).
The model is expected to act within socially acquired rules which are the social expectations of the public from the auditor to prevent fraud. The rules have indicated in clear terms that the internal audit is that arm of management that is responsible to prevent fraud in an organization which is in line with the users of audit reports
2.2 Care Act 2014 The Community Care Act 2014 sections 1, 2 and 4 highlights the general responsibilities of the act and it could be said the ones that most affect social workers in making decisions for action. We will look at these sections to see how they fit alongside the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Workers (2012). S.1 promoting individual wellbeing: This section states that the core purpose of adult care and support is to help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their life. The general duty of a local authority, in exercising a function under this part in the case of an individual, is to promote general wellbeing (Department of Health 2014). The concept of “Well-being” is defined in five main areas.
As future social workers, it is imperative to understand our purpose and intentions for working with individuals, families, and groups representing the most vulnerable populations. In order to care, counsel, and treat these clients, we must act in accordance by following a guide of principles designed to help social work professionals conduct business with honesty and integrity (DuBose, 2016). The expectations for upholding specific ethics and values are described in the Code of Ethics by the National Association for Social Workers. The primary standards listed in this document hold all social workers accountable for the professionalism demonstrated in their practice. This extends to professionals working in clinical social work agencies as
I believe the six core values of the NASW code of Ethics, although the most germane to me, if I was a social worker, would dignity and worth of the person. Many times a client may feel embarrassed or self-blame in their situation. As social workers, it is important to empower our clients. When talking to a client, it is important to refer to them as a survivor rather than a victim. In the article, it explains techniques to identify and express feelings.
Both self-reflection and self-awareness are routine developments that are utilized to assist counselors with becoming proficient in cultural practices. As with all professions when attempting to provide services to individuals it is imperative that ethical practices are being administered. Ethics are directly linked to self-awareness because they are the foundations that assist with behavioral cognitions (Pompeo & Levitt, 2014). Furthermore, self-reflection is also defined as the substance abuse counselor’s consciousness of their feelings, thoughts, reactions and personal values concerning the treatment surrounding
She also goes on to say, “However, using the foundational principles of modern social work is required if our work with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers is to be effective and empowering.” (Crystal DeBoise) They have to find a way to incorporate these values if they want to work effectively with their clients. The article states how the social work Code of Ethics has a set of values that they tie into the principles they practice within their program. It also goes in detail about these social work values and potential barriers to understanding and accepting them, as they relate to the survivors of human trafficking and sex