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Professional Ethics & Values in Social Work - Chapter Summary
If you've been looking for ways to brush up on your knowledge of professional ethics and values in social work, you've reached the right place! Find informative lessons in one location that ensure you understand cultural norms, client self-determination, ethical issues in social work and much more. Once you're finished with the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:
- Define values, morals and ethics
- Discuss confidentiality, informed consent and other ethical rights for mental health patients
- Explain the basics and importance of professional boundaries and ethics in social work
- Share the definition of cultural norms and values
- Describe client self-determination and professional development in social work
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1. What Are Values, Morals & Ethics?
In this lesson, learn the differences between ethics and morals. Consider how these terms can mean different things to philosophers compared with the general public and how values factor into the conversation.
2. Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality
When someone goes to see a mental health professional, they have legal and ethical rights that are meant to protect them. In this lesson, we'll explore three major rights of patients: confidentiality, the right to treatment, and informed consent.
3. Professional Boundaries in Social Work
It can be easy for social workers to struggle with keeping their personal and professional lives separate, but maintaining boundaries is critical for both workers and clients. This article will investigate these boundaries in more depth.
4. Cultural Norms: Definition & Values
Cultural norms are what keep people moving in a similar direction. This lesson explains the relationship between cultural norms and values. We'll also look at an experiment that tells us about our willingness to conform.
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