Social Work: A Reflection Paper
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This paper reviews an article found online at politics.co.uk that discusses the admonition given to a social care worker in Great Britain who failed to respond properly to an emergency health issue. The paper also looks at the ethical and professional issues that social workers must deal with when "on the job". It concludes by reiterating the importance of social workers and why precisely such tough sanctions must be in place.
From the Paper:"To begin with, the particulars of the aforementioned article need to be outlined. To wit, the article revolves around a meeting of the Conduct Committee of the General Social Care Council (GSCC) of the United Kingdom that decided the fate of a social worker from Newcastle-upon-Tyne who allegedly breached the code of practice for social care workers. The individual in question acknowledged that she failed to respond to an emergency situation in which a service user required immediate assistance. Compounding the situation, the social worker also acknowledged that she had failed to inform emergency services of the service user's mental health history; to this unhappy omission it must also be added that the social worker, one Ms. Baxter, also did not inform her employer of what had transpired. The Conduct Committee took into account Ms. Baxter's admissions of impropriety and pointed out that the professional standing before them had freely taken responsibility for her shortcomings. Ultimately, after some deliberation, it was decided that an admonishment should be placed on Ms. Baxter's entry to the professional register for three years. At the same time, Ms. Baxter, like all registrants, was given the right to appeal her sentence to the independent Care Standards Tribunal. Before drawing this brief summary to a close, it is worth mentioning that the article concludes by briefly quoting the comments of GSCC chair, Rodney Brooke, on the matter as well as devoting a few sentences to describing the GSCC Conduct Committee in broad terms ("GSCC: Social worker admonished following conduct hearing in London," para.1-11). Suffice it to say, the article is crisply-written and unadorned in its delineation of the circumstances surrounding the case."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "GSCC: Social worker admonished following conduct hearing in London." Politics.co.uk: Media Centre. 10 Jul. 2007. Politics.co.uk. 21 Jul. 2007 <http://www.politics.co.uk/press-releases/zopinion-former-index/health/gscc-social-worker-admonished-following-conduct-hearing-in-london-$475869.htm>
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