Ethical Principles Of The National Association Of Social Workers

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Ethical Principles The National Association of Social Workers also known as (NASW) provides six core values that can be beneficial when helping people in society. A social worker provides services to a complex society where situations can become ambiguous. The NASW Code of Ethics sets forth guidelines to assist the social worker when ethical issues arise. It is crucial for social workers to understand the importance of the codes to ensure that they are practicing ethical at all times. Each social worker may have certain core values that they feel more comfortable with or concerned about. People all have their own values, beliefs, and ethics, which can influence the way we think and act. When ethical issues arise it is important to look…show more content…
Social workers know the importance of human relationships and understand that it is important to have relationships in order to change. Social workers are always to act with integrity, be aware of their ethical standards, their profession’s mission, and always be respectful. Social workers are to always practice with competence and be aware of their area of expertise while always trying to gain more knowledge. The core values are to assist social workers in the professional field. There are two core values that I feel are most important to me, dignity and worth of the person and integrity. The value, dignity and worth of the person clearly states “Social workers treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity” (NASW, 2015, pg. 4). This is important to me because I think it would be difficult to watch someone make a decision that you think is the wrong decision. Each person has the right to make their own decisions, unless incapable of doing so, or it was harmful to themselves or others. For example, I am working with a client who is in a hurtful relationship. The client knows it is not going to change and that they need to get out, but at the same time she loves him. It may be difficult to watch her stay in this troubled relationship, but at the end of the day I have to let her make the decision. The only possible way I could step in is if her life
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