The NASW Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers. This Code includes four sections. The first Section, “Preamble,” summarizes the social work profession’s mission and core values. The second section, “Purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics,” provides an overview of the Code’s main functions and a brief guide for dealing with ethical issues or dilemmas in social work practice. The third section, “Ethical Principles,” presents broad ethical principles, based on social work’s core values that inform social work practice. The final section, “Ethical Standards,” includes specific ethical standards to guide social workers’ conduct and to provide a basis for adjudication (quoted from the NASW website).
Ethics Discussion: Choose one Code of Ethics Standard from 1.01 to 6.04 and discuss it online with the class. What made you choose this standard? How will this standard affect your social work practice? How might this standard influence how you practice in a large organization and advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice? (1 page)