Demonstrating professional interpersonal communication involves:
When navigating ethical dilemmas, social workers should recognize that among all codes of ethics, the NASW Code of Ethics is their primary source.
Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Development include:
If social workers must disclose confidential information about a client, they should disclose the least amount of confidential information necessary to achieve the desired purpose; only information that is directly relevant to the purpose for which the disclosure is made should be revealed.
In instances when clients lack the capacity to provide informed consent, social workers should protect clients’ interests by seeking permission from an appropriate third party, informing clients consistent with the clients’ level of understanding. In such instances social workers should seek to ensure that the third party acts in a manner consistent with clients’ wishes and interests.
Deontology theory suggests that:
The general expectation that social workers will keep information confidential still applies when disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to a client or other identifiable person.
According to the authors of the Conflicting Principles in Multicultural Social Work article, when working with clients of a different culture, it is important to:
When there is conflict between a family’s culture and American laws, the following technique can be used to provide respect for a family’s ethnic ties without requiring the social worker to accept all the contents of their traditional culture.
When social workers provide counseling services to families, couples, or groups, social workers should seek agreement among the parties involved concerning each individual’s right to confidentiality and obligation to preserve the confidentiality of information shared by others. Social workers should inform participants in family, couples, or group counseling that social workers cannot guarantee that all participants will honor such agreements.
According to Bernard Gert, the harms that all rational people want to avoid include death, pain, disability, loss of pleasure, and loss of freedom.
As described in the article entitled Christian Social Workers on the Role of Religion and Spirituality in the U.S., faith can positively influence professional practice by providing a compatible interpretive framework that enhances core social work values such as client self-determination and anti-oppressive practices, and by opening avenues of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Simply doing something because one has been told to do it, without further discourse, may be indicative of a deficiency in moral judgment.
According to the NACSW Statement of Faith and Practice, Christians in social work should use the insights of their faith in helping people only if the client is a Christian as well.
To help protect yourself and the clients who seek your services, along with your reputation and future livelihood as a social worker, when using social media it is important to:
If social workers are assigned clients who they have or have had a personal or professional relationship with, they can treat that client if their relationship was not very close.
Valid informed consent includes using clear and understandable language to share:
When developing a professional e-mail, you should abide by all of the following guidelines except:
Moral character refers to the ability to identify moral issues in a particular situation and an awareness of how one’s actions can affect others.
The social work core value associated with social workers volunteering some portion of their professional skills with no expectation of significant financial return is:
Social workers should have a knowledge base of their clients’ cultures and be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of services that are sensitive to clients’ cultures and to differences among people and cultural groups. This is only true if the client is of a different ethnic background than the social worker.
To ensure that clients’ participation in the services will remain as confidential as possible, social workers should refrain from acknowledging a client in public unless the client initiates it.
Social workers should have a knowledge base of their clients’ cultures and be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of services that are sensitive to clients’ cultures and to differences among people and cultural groups.
Bernard Gert suggests that there are ten moral rules that all rational and impartial people would agree that as long as these rules are not violated, any action can be morally permissible. These include:
According to the authors of the article entitled Christian Social Workers on the Role of Religion and Spirituality in the U.S., ethically inappropriate and judgmental misuses of Christian teachings in social work practice include such activities as moralistic judgments of clients or proselytizing.
Under the HIPPA law, identifiable health information includes any information that could identify a client such as name, address, phone, social security, and insurance number.
In instances where clients are receiving services involuntarily, social workers should provide information about the nature and extent of services but do not have to share about the extent of clients’ right to refuse service.
The social work core value associated with social workers engaging people as partners in the helping process is:
The social work core value associated with seeking to resolve conflicts between clients’ interests and the broader society’s interests in a socially responsible manner consistent with the values, ethical principles, and ethical standards of the profession is:
It is okay for social workers to display personal information on social media such as their name and cell phone number, as long as their home address is not listed.
The social work core value associated with social workers being continually aware of the profession’s mission, values, ethical principles, and ethical standards and practice in a manner consistent with them is:
Conducting informed consent processes avoids violating the moral rules regarding deceiving the client about the nature of the intervention and depriving the client of the freedom to make fully informed choices about what to do and whether he or she wishes to participate.
It is not the responsibly of social workers to ensure that their colleagues understand the obligation of social workers to respect confidentiality and any exceptions related to it.
Moral motivation has to do with how one weighs personal values against other moral considerations.
The Four Component Model describes four psychological processes that affect moral behavior. These include moral judgment, moral sensitivity, moral objection, and moral character.
According to the NASW Code of Ethics, social workers may disclose confidential information when appropriate with valid consent from a client or a person legally authorized to consent on behalf of a client.
Social workers should provide services in substantive areas or use intervention techniques or approaches that are new to them only after engaging in appropriate study, training, consultation, and supervision from people who are competent in those interventions or techniques.
The technique that can be used to clarify cultural differences and prevent them from being interpreted as personal attacks or racial prejudice is called:
The NASW Code of Ethics is meant to:
The NASW core values of the social work profession include the following except:
According to the NASW Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice, social workers are responsible for becoming proficient in the technological skills and tools required for competent and ethical practice and for seeking appropriate training and consultation to stay current with emerging technologies.
According to the NACSW Statement of Faith and Practice, Christians in social work should not motivated by the following except:
The social work core value associated with social workers aspiring to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession is:
Some precautions social workers can use when using social media include the following except:
One challenge with utilitarianism is that it is operating from this framework assures that societal interests will always trump the interests of the individual, even at great risk of harm to that individual.
According to Gert and colleagues, individuals are determined incompetent to give informed consent if they suffer from a volition disability, such as an extreme phobia, that interferes with rational decision making.
Everything that is discussed when meeting with a client remains confidential unless the client reveals:
Which of the following are not one of the four components of principlism include the following:
Utilitarianism theory suggest that:
Under the HIPAA law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, health and mental health professionals may not use or disclose protected health information for reasons other than treatment, payment, or health care operations without specific authorization. The only exception is if the professional shares the information orally and not in written or electronic form.