Next, most vignettes have more than one ethical issue that can be addressed while confidentiality has been preserved, the dynamics of each case are isomorphic to a real clinical situation faced by a practicing psychologist. Journal of social work values & ethics, spring 2013, vol 10, no 1 - page 2 abstract although ethics is a core topic within most helping profession curricula, the actual. Eye on ethics making difficult decisions by frederic g reamer, phd social work today october 14, 2002 recently, i received a phone call from a seasoned social worker seeking consultation. The case studies are listed below under a specific ethics issues category however, the actual studies may cover a number of ethics issues and you are advised to look at other studies as these may also highlight issues that they are of your concern.
Reviews editor banks et al presents this book focusing on global ethics in social work the academic and practicing contributors present case studies and commentary relating to various ethics themes in social work. 1 the national association of social workers (nasw) code of ethics preamble the primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well. It's a case study in the ways we rationalize what we know is wrong ethics is as much an organizational as a personal issue duncan j watts contends that ordinary people, not.
Two hospice social workers presented the case of a patient with a recorded history of hiv disease, bipolar disorder and other medical issues his hospice diagnosis is end stage hiv he has no family, and upon admission into hospice was no longer able to adequately care for himself, as he was living alone. The social work ethics casebook cases and commentary in his newest publication, the social work ethics casebook: cases and commentary, social work ethics guru frederic reamer has provided a lively, easy-to-read, thoughtful and highly relevant guide to navigating the complicated ethical dilemmas faced by social workers today. Ethics case study: juan s the social worker in this case study worked at the abc children's wellness center an esl teacher at a local elementary school referred juan s to her juan came to the center with his mother, silvia before seeing juan and his mother, the social worker called the esl teacher who referred juan to her to discuss the case.
This case example is presented to stimulate interest in the subject of ethical decision making and is designed to encourage students and new social workers to discuss and debate ethical dilemmas with peers and colleagues. Case reports for reflection and discussion 14 this document deals in its entirety with the ethical code for social work concerning the role of ethics in social work. International relations ethics case studies the carnegie council offers this series of 22 case studies for use in college and university classrooms each case presents and analyzes an historical example of an ethical dilemma in international affairs.
Case study #2 arthur is a couples and family therapist in a group practice with several other practitioners the practice is owned by a psychiatrist who operates the finances of the practice with the other therapists using a 75/25 'split' to cover office rental, utilities, and billing. The national association of social workers (nasw) code of ethics is a set of guiding principles to assist social workers in making decisions in the best interests of their clients, even if they might contradict what we might do in our personal lives. Various disciplines have employed case studies, including humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, law, business, and medicine good cases generally have the following features: they tell a good story, are recent, include dialogue, create empathy with the main characters, are relevant to the reader, serve a teaching function, require. The social work ethics casebook-cases and commentary frederic g reamer the social work ethics casebook-cases and commentary is the first ethics case book, including extensive cases and commentary, published exclusively for. These case studies are compatible with the ethical codes of the ccab member bodies, which are derived from the code of ethics for professional accountants issued by the international ethics standards board for accountants (iesba.
In this exercise, students are asked to adapt or write an ethics case study highlighting an ethical issue faced in work on their own project, based on an existing case study, a recent news article, or an imaginary scenario. The code of ethics of the national association of social workers specifies as a stan- dard of professional conduct that 'social workers should protect the confidentiality of all in- formation obtained in the course of professional services, except for compelling professional. Resources ethics that investigates the university of three major approaches in the national association of social workers in social work, ethical business resources ethics home spj code jul 18, marketing, case studies ethics case studies in the generalist. Case studies in social work but that's not to the set of the publication of social work ethics news/articles case studies in normative ethics one of ethics hotline resources for current and groups.
The national center, finding that there is a shortage of social workers [that are] prepared to deliver culturally competent, evidence-based trauma treatment has implemented trauma informed principles into the curricula of us schools of social work since 2009 (ncsw, nd, para 1. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 this essay will look at how social workers address ethical dilemmas in their work with service users and carers this will be evidenced in case examples illustrating how the codes of practice and codes of ethics guide social work decisions while making them accountable for their work.
The social work ethics casebook—cases and commentary includes extensive cases and commentary the book's realistic ethics cases provide a useful tool for rich discussion of ethical dilemmas and ethical decision making. Case study 1 now let us see how a social worker might take one of these theories and translate it to a reasoning process in the ethical dilemma presented child a, diagnosed with attachment disorder, has been seeing a caseworker twice weekly since entering the agency program eight months ago. Eye on ethics eye on ethics: cultural diversity in social work ethics by frederic g reamer, phd april 2015 i recently returned from a trip to india, where i had been invited to consult with a remarkable group of social work educators and practitioners about ethical issues facing the profession in that nation.