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Social Work Ethics
A look at some of the ethical issues faced by social workers during personal interactions and also during electronic sessions.
# 49740 | 1,611 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2004 in Sociology (Social Work) , Ethics (General)

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This paper examines how social workers, like many other professions, are faced with a number of ethical concerns at work and attempts to examine some of the social work values concerning confidentiality on a macro-systems level. It looks at how there are various professional codes that address confidential information and how there is a central ethical concept in the professional-client relationship, along with veracity, integrity, fidelity, charity, and compassion.

Ethical Concept
Confidentiality and Privacy
Ethical Decisions
Maintaining Electronic Confidentiality
Position on Issue

From the Paper:

"One of the latest trends in social work is e-therapy websites which are "run by a variety of professionals, including social workers, and offer a wide range of services for a number of issues (Finn, 2002)." E-therapy involves the "exchange of one or more asynchronous email messages between a practitioner and a client. Some online practitioners offer "chat," in which messages are exchanged in real-time, or two-way video conferencing, in which video images are available to the same time email messages are exchanged (Finn, 2002)." These recent trends threaten to compromise the confidential exchanges between a client and social worker."

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