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Social Work Practice (335) 9-27-16 and 9-29-16

by: Sydney Anderson

Social Work Practice (335) 9-27-16 and 9-29-16 SW 335

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Sydney Anderson
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Ms. Buford's notes from week 5
Social Work Practice I
Buford, Jennifer Lynn
Class Notes
social, work, practice, buford, 335, ethics
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Date Created: 10/02/16
9­27­16  Ethics  ● Ethical decision making is central to professionalism  ● All 50 states have laws to regulate social work  ○ These laws change on a regular basis  ● Malpractice: negligence inconsistent with standards of care  ○ Malfeasance: intentionally engaging in harmful practice  ○ Misfeasance: mistake in practice  ○ Nonfeasance: failing to apply standard practice  ● Most common allegations against social workers:  ○ Incorrect treatment  ○ Sexual impropriety  ○ Breach of confidentiality/privacy  ○ Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosing  ○ Client suicide  ● Higher risk settings:  ○ Child welfare  ○ Clinical work with repressed memories  ● Legal obligations:  ○ Duty to respect privacy (respecting social and physical boundaries)  ○ Duty to maintain confidentiality (don’t share a client’s information without  informed consent)  ○ Duty to care (obligated to meet reasonable standard of care)  ○ Duty to inform (inform clients of treatment issues, costs, worker expertise, etc.)   ○ Duty to report (report suspected child abuse, and in some states, the abuse of  the elderly or disabled)  ○ Duty to warn and protect (if a client poses harm to someone, warn that person,  notify law enforcement)  ● ETHIC model  ○ E: examine relevant values  ○ T: think about NASW standards, laws, and court cases  ○ H: hypothesize consequences of decisions  ○ I: identify who will benefit and/or be harmed  ○ C: consult with supervisor and/or colleagues  


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