The Ethics Of The Code Of Ethics

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The value of integrity is another important aspect of the NASW Code of Ethics. It is essential that social workers develop a relationship built on trust and righteousness. It has been suggested that through a “minimum combination of training and ongoing support (supervision, consultation, and coaching), preferably extended with booster sessions,” (Goense, Boendermaker & Yperen, 2015, p. 69), a social worker can develop an effective relationship full of integrity. According to the National Association of Social Workers (1999), social workers can promote integrity in the social work profession by participating in the community through educational presentations, providing services, teaching or conducting research. The final ethical principle that social workers should exercise is practice within the areas that they are competent in. Practicing within these areas and continuing education, will display ethically sound work and help avoid unfamiliar situations that may arise. These unfamiliar situations could result in cases that you cannot fully help develop plans of treatment for, due to lack of knowledge about the particular area. O’Hagan (2007), suggests that “competency in ethics in social work requires judgement and responsibility for decision, practices and understanding.” (O’Hagan, 2007, p. 92) Implementing competent practice can help a social worker avoid inflicting unintentional harm to the client and their progress.
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