ERIC Number: ED365914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-1
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Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
This document presents the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), originally adopted in 1979 and revised in 1990 and again in 1993. The preamble notes that the code is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday conduct of members of the social work profession and as a basis for the adjudication of issues in ethics when the conduct of social workers is alleged to deviate from the standards expressed or implied in the code. Major principles of the code are summarized, and then the code is presented in its entirety. Section I, The Social Worker's Conduct and Comportment as a Social Worker, considers propriety, competence and professional development, service, integrity, and scholarship and research. Section II, The Social Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Clients, focuses on the primacy of clients' interests, rights and prerogatives of clients, confidentiality and privacy, and fees. Section III, The Social Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues, considers respect, fairness, and courtesy; and dealing with colleagues' clients. Section IV, The Social Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Employers and Employing Organizations, explains commitments to employing organizations. Section V, The Social Worker's Ethical Responsibility to the Social Work Profession, considers maintaining the integrity of the profession, community service, and development of knowledge. The final section, The Social Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Society, focuses on promoting the general welfare. (NB)
NASW Distribution Center, P.O. Box 431, Annapolis JCT, MD 20701 (single copy, free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.