1.3 discussion: case study: social work ethics



Garthwait, C. (2019). The social work practicum (8th ed.). USA: Pearson Education, INC.

Code of Ethics Site Link: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

  1. In your textbook The Social Work Practicum: A Guide and Workbook for Students, review Chapter 10, “Social Work Ethics.”
  2. Review the Case Study Jill’s Dilemma.pdf file.
  3. Review the ethical values and standards as set forth in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics at https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=ms_ArtLqzeI%3d&portalid=0
    1. After landing on the NASW home page, navigate to the “Code of Ethics.”
  4. Consider the application of a narrative theoretical approach in this case (with a focus on empathy for the client’s experience), as well as the application of the social work values of self-determination, empowerment, and cultural competency.
  5. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following questions:
    1. What role does the NASW Code of Ethics have in this ethical dilemma? Identify at least one ethical principle and discuss its application to the scenario.
      1. Do you think Jill has an obligation to provide treatment to a client if there is a conflict with her religious beliefs and personal values? Explain why or why not, justifying your answer using the NASW code of ethics. 
      2. Describe the agency’s and Jill’s professional responsibilities to the client. Be specific. 
    2. What possible ethical outcomes can Jill consider in this scenario? Identify at least one and explain. 
    3. Using the ethical decision making guidelines on page 126 of your textbook, provide a response to at least 5 of the bulleted items based on Jill’s Dilemma.
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