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ERIC Number: EJ838506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Identifying the Discomfort: An Examination of Ethical Issues Encountered by MSW Students during Field Placement
Dodd, Sarah-Jane
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v27 n1-2 p1-19 Jun 2007
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine which ethical issues graduate social work students experienced most frequently during their field placement, the resources students used to resolve these issues, and whether such resources were helpful. The results indicate that conflicts concerning beneficence versus agency policy and beneficence versus autonomy are most prevalent. In the majority of cases, the organization provided the context for the tension, including with agency policy, staff, supervision, and fiscal issues. Supervision was the most frequently used resource, along with peer consultation, and in-class discussion. Implications and strategies for enhancing both classroom and field curricula are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A