Whereas Jungers & Gregoire (2013) stated that beneficence is a principle which is a complicated with add in of counselling profession’s ideas regarding exquisite ethical practice. Therefore, the assistance given should lead to the welfare of the client. Counsellors need to have adequate commitment and skills to assist clients. It is the responsibility of a counsellor to provide advice and guidance in order to ensure that clients benefit. During evaluation on clients, counsellors are required to reflect regularly at where to which they have helped in promotion of client change and growth, shown empathy and encouragement towards distressed clients.
Controversially, the Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics stressed that showing care and concern are basic towards social work values and practice and stresses this requirement (Heinonen and Spearman, 2010, pp. 103). Moreover, empathy, honesty and acceptance are equally important in a professional social worker role as well as a friendship. However, empathy is the ability to understand clients in their situation, as a social worker, we can convey empathy by using our active listening, paraphrasing, verbal and non-verbal cues. Additionally, expressing empathy with our clients can be used to help clients feel comfortable and encourage them to open up by building trust (Shebib, 2017).
Social work interviews are purposeful conversations between practitioners and clients designed to facilitate cooperative working relationships by focusing on needs, wants, problems, resources, and solutions. They include attention to both verbal and nonverbal expression (listening, responding, body positioning, facial expressions, and gestures). Skills utilized are also influenced by setting and purpose. (Bibliographies, 2015) Preparing for this interview with a client who was 59 years old and having problems coping with her very young daughter I had to think about the comfort of the environment that I was preparing the interview. I had to do this in order to make her want to open up to me in the right way.
Further, the principle of subsidiarity should be applied in the social work practices with the most affected members of the society. The central aspect of subsidiarity is the recognition of human dignity and every subject’s indisputable worthiness. Having this in mind, a social worker should consider his client as a human being in his totality (Petružytė, Girdzijauskienė, Gvaldaitė, 2004). If one follows this principle, he does not affect the dignity in the helping process; when the dignity is already affected or violated, he helps to restore it. Every individual feels a necessity for fulfilment and happiness – these are the main aspirations; all the rest of necessities are circumstanced by this aspiration (Vittadini, 1997).
As I read the clients message I struggled in identifying how I should address the dilemma at hand and wonder if perhaps not responding right away and seeking assistance from my program supervisor could help me make the right decision. I was cleared that as a social worker I have the moral obligation to consider the ethical implications of my decisions in others and wanted to help the client to the best of my abilities. As I struggled I considered the ethical principals that constituted the dilemma. The first ethical principle being the dignity and worth of the person- to respect your clients right to self-determination. This can be done by helping the client enhance her capacity/ability to make her own decisions and address her own needs.
In the code of ethics, it states, “Social workers should treat colleagues with respect and should represent accurately and fairly the qualifications, views, and obligations of colleagues” (2.01 p.18). In doing so, this will give social worker’s the opportunity to have trust and respect for each other and will be able to go to them for advice. For example, if there is a case where a social worker does not know how to handle it, that person can go to their colleague and ask for advice simply because they trust each other and have respect for one another. Respect is an imperative quality that people must attain to acquire the quality of the dignity and worth of the human
I chose this competence because it teaches me that I need to have a positive self-esteem and a great attitude towards my clients, colleagues and every situation in order to be able to provide holistic quality care. and teaches me the 2. The article taught me that fitness to practice includes being accountable and being responsible to cope with stress and know how to balance the duty to care for patients with an equal duty to ensure that there fitness to practice competently does not threaten the safety of patients, coworkers or oneself (p. 8) and also knowing scope skills. 3. The article brought an understanding to me that if I am not mentally or physically fit; it’s impossible for me to care for another and meet their needs and can put patients in danger.
Equally, it helps the person to accomplish his integration back to the society by feeling his worth and respect of others. The problematic question we raise in this research is the following: How should a social worker construct the helping process to help the client to restore his human dignity? The object of this research is the social worker’s help in the process of the restoration of human dignity. The aim of this research is to reveal what are the elements of the social worker‘s helping process that help to restore human dignity. The method of this research is an analysis of academic studies.
Setting boundaries is an important core value in the field of social work. In the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, “Social workers should provide and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant professional experience” (Code of Ethics of the NASW). Professional social workers are generally compassionate people, but they need to recognize the value of setting limits. This was the case while working as an adjunct instructor, which included the duty of providing individual tutoring. My relationship with Sara Towns (name changed), a student and cousin-in-law, evoked the clouding of boundaries.
Introduction “The primary role of the social work profession is to enhance human wellbeing and help meet basic human needs…An historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well being in a social context.” The opening text is an extract from the preamble to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics brings to the fore, the ultimate goal of the social intervention in Jaclyn’s situation. This is especially so as examination of the provided information in the case study highlights how environments contribute to problems in living. Jaclyn, the client, offers an interesting and dynamic case which engages the Social Worker at the individual, group, community and policy levels as well as the biological,