Clutching at Codes: Resources That Influence Social Work Decisions in Cases of Ethical Conflict

TitleClutching at Codes: Resources That Influence Social Work Decisions in Cases of Ethical Conflict
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMcAuliffe, D
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume7
Issue3-4
Pagination9-24
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
AbstractThis article presents findings from a research study conducted with social workers that explored familiarity with, use of, and attitudes towards the professional code of ethics developed by the Australian Association of Social Workers. Findings revealed that while social workers were relatively familiar with the code of ethics, it was rarely used as a resource to guide ethical decision-making. The code of ethics was, however, seen to be an important document, and social workers were able to identify other resources that also assisted them to resolve ethical dilemmas.
NotesCover Date: FALL-Winter 1999.Source Info: 7(3-4), 9-24. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 41-2. Subject: CODE; CONFLICT; DECISION MAKING; ETHICS; INFORMATION; SOCIAL WORK. Update Code: 20100311.
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