Social Work Values and Ethics

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About the Course:

In response to the new Code of Ethics adopted in 1997 by the National Association of Social Workers, Frederic Reamer has written a completely updated edition of his classic work, exploring the implications of the new code for fulfilling social work’s enduring commitment to vulnerable and oppressed populations. In this work you will find: A dicussion of the conceptual foundations of each of six core values considered to be the basis fo social work ethics; additional material on confidentiality and privacy; vignettes helping to explain in practical terms the reasoning behind the code’s guidelines; and a comprehensive overview of the issues of social work misconduct and malpractice.

This course has received a special Ethics Course Certification (ACE#1020-E1205-2) representing the standard of excellence in ethics continuing education for social workers by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

Publication Date:

1999 2nd Edition


Frederic G. Reamer

Frederic Reamer is professor of social work at Rhode Island College and was chair of the NASW Code of Ethics Revision Committe. In 1995 he was the recipient of the Council on Social Work Education’s award for rrecent distinguished contributions to social work. He is the author of a number of books on social work ethics.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about social work ethics and the six core values. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To describe the significant changes that have occurred in the evolution of social work values and ethics

  2. Identify the types and influence of social work values

  3. Discuss a framework for approaching ethical dilemmas

  4. Apply the process of ethical decision-making to ethical dilemmas arising in direct practice

  5. Apply the process of ethical decision-making to ethical dilemmas arising in indirect practice

  6. Recognize acts of malpractice and misconduct

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Course Number: 100266
Credit Hours: 9cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Book
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