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Ethics & Boundaries: the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship
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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.
Ethics Alive! Ethics and the Clinical/Nonclinical Distinction - January 04, 2018
Social work is a single profession with a distinct set of values, ethical principles, and standards. How do these apply differently for clinical and nonclinical social workers?
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