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Ethics & Boundaries: the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship
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Dialogues on Gun Violence: The Role of Social Work Values and Principles - April 17, 2019
As we approach conversations on gun violence, we need to keep in mind social work values of integrity, respect, human relationships, and competence.
Ethics Alive! Religious Freedom and Social Work: Ethics of Referring Clients - January 01, 2019
Allan Barsky explores religious freedom in the context of social work practice, specifically whether it is ethical for social workers to cite religious differences with clients as the basis for referring clients to other workers.
Ethics Alive! Cultural Competence, Awareness, Sensitivity, Humility, and Responsiveness: What's the Difference? - October 02, 2018
Social workers use varying terms related to culture and social diversity - cultural competence, cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural humility, and cultural responsiveness. What do they mean? What’s the difference?
Ethics Alive! Ethics of Paradoxical Intervention in Social Work - July 05, 2018
As social workers, we value honesty in our communications with clients. For some interventions, however, deception or lack of full disclosure is vital to effectiveness.
Ethics Alive! Boundaries in a Small Community - Where Everybody Knows Your Name* - April 02, 2018
What are social workers' ethical obligations when they live in small communities and dual relationships are unavoidable? Boundaries can be complex, with no simple or perfect solutions.
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