Ethics And Code Of Ethics

1359 Words Feb 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Mental health organizations consist of several different versions of ethical codes in which it is useful to become aware of these differences for your future employment in working with a variety of professionals. Future coworkers may have different views and opinions however, a code of ethics will individualize these professionals and set standards. By making yourself aware of the differences, communication can become easier between employees of various backgrounds. Two particular organizations to compare may include the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. To address the similarities and differences of the two organizations, it’s important to know what a code of ethics represents. An overall mission of an organization is described within its code of ethics and informs the general public about the goals and attitudes an organization represents. The ACA Code of Ethics and NASW Code of Ethics will be further discussed to provide insight into each profession and its standards. The ACA Code of Ethics involves a mission statement attributing the enhancement in quality of professional counselors and using the profession to promote respect for the diverse population (ACA Governing Council, 2014). The NASW Code of Ethics mission strives to promote the well-being and meet basic needs with vulnerable populations (National Association of Social Workers, 2016). Both professions work to promote a best practice care…

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