What Are The Ethical Dilemmas For The Social Worker

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The chosen case study creates multiple dilemmas for the Social Worker for a variety of reasons, and some of the ethical entanglements are described below:
Duty to investigate displacing child-rearing responsibilities onto teenager – The social worker is ethically bound to investigate the issue of displacing child-rearing responsibilities. The children are considered clients, therefore failure to conduct an investigation on behalf of the children is not only neglecting the children’s’ right, but failure to provide efficient services by the social worker.
Mental and Physical Health of the Mother - The effect of a parent's mental illness on children is varied and unpredictable. Ms. Li diagnosis of PTSD poses environmental risks for children.
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