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Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Course Created: 2013

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 6 hours
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Course Summary

Social Work Values and Ethics deals with the core values of Social Work as well as many of the dilemmas faced by Social Workers. Numerous case studies are used to make the topics relevant and accessible. Common ethical situations in direct and indirect practice are covered as well as risk management.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Social work values and ethics : an overview
  2. Social work values
  3. Ethical dilemmas and decision making : a framework
  4. Ethical dilemmas in social work : direct practice
  5. Ethical dilemmas in social work : indirect practice
  6. Ethics risk management and ethical misconduct

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the history of Social Work's ethics.
  • Describe Social Work's core values.
  • Explain dual relationships.
  • Describe duty to warn.


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