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SOCW 6070 WK 6 Discussion 1: Ethics and the Law

When working with clients, it is important to maintain professional boundaries to safeguard both you and your clients. Legislation such as HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics are specific in how you as a social worker should protect client information and safeguard confidentiality. Responding ethically in a professional situation may be clear in most situations, but not necessarily in all situations. Even though you have established laws and code of ethics to guide your decision-making process, you may still face ethical conflicts.

For this Discussion, review the media of the Bradley case and consider how the case relates to social work professional ethics.

300 to 500 words questions in bold then the answers: Case study and resources provided

Post the strategy you would use to address the Teen First director’s request if you were the social worker in the Bradley case. 

Then, describe a hypothetical situation in which an organization’s decision conflicts with your personal/professional ethics but remains within the law. 

Explain how you would respond to this situation, and why.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Resources

Northouse, P. G. (2021). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

Chapter 12, “Addressing Ethics in Leadership” (pp. 308- 335)

National Association of Social Workers. (2017) Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved from http://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.aspx