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Ethics

Covers ethics terms as it relates to the LMSW Exam.

TermDefinition
Service This is a value that underscores the principle of assisting individuals in need, as well as addressing societal issues.
Social Justice This is a value that underscores the principle of challenging social injustices.
Dignity and worth of a person This is a value in which social workers should interact with each individual in a way that is mindful of their unique culture and ethnic differences maximizing respect and care.
Importance of human relationships This is a value that underscores the principle of recognition of the central importance of human relationships to the individual.
Integrity This is a values that underscores the principle of behaving in a trustworthy manner.
Competence This is the value that underscores the principle of conducting practice only within the area of competency while developing and growing in professional expertise.
Qualifications When providing services, a social worker must be clear and concise about personal _____________ to ensure that there is no misrepresentation.
NO! Though the social worker has a PhD it is not in the field of social work and is thus misrepresentation to utilize the PhD when working in that field. If a social worker has a PhD in physiology but has a Master's degree in Social Work, is it ethical for the social worker to sign PhD at the end of his/her name and market his/herself as a PhD by utilizing the title of Dr?
Human Behavior in the Social Environment Racial, ethnic and cultural issues; societal problems, diversity issues; strengths assessment; environmental stressors; systems dynamics; psychopathology; theories of human behavior; theories of development are all examples of what?
Practice Theory and Methodology Practice theory, such as behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, family systems; interviewing techniques; treatment modalities and principles; client advocacy; case management and care coordination are all examples of what?
Clinical Process Affect, behavior, cognitive functioning, interactional patterns, interpersonal processes, motivation, boundaries, transference/countertransference principles, professional use of therapeutic relationship are all aspects of what?
Technical Skills and Tools Differential diagnoses, mental status, chemical dependency indicators and dynamics, psychopharmacology, standardized assessment tools, clinical record management, regulatory information and case law around clinical practice issues, outcome measures, resea
Professional Practice Standards Supervision methods, clinical consultation and use, consultative resources, collaboration with various community systems and entities, issues related to interactions with community systems, professional values and ethics, self assessment and awareness are
Interfere with professional responsibilities One key to being an effective social worker and maintaining professionalism is to not let personal matters _____________ _____ ____________ ______________.
NO! This is considered dishonesty and can even be considered fraud as you are cheating the agency or state out of money by placing a client in the program who is not fully eligible for the service. If a client needs a service but their diagnosis is not quite severe enough to allow the client into the program, is it ethical to give the client a slightly higher diagnosis to push them over the threshold to obtain the services they need?
Ethics The moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
Dependency Social workers are to foster growth rather than _________________.
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly This is the first core competency.
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice This is the second core competency.
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments This is the third core competency.
Engage diversity and difference in practice This is the fourth core competency.
Advance human rights and social and economic justice This is the fifth core competency.
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research This is the sixth core competency.
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment This is the seventh core competency.
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services This is the eighth core competency.
Respond to contexts that shape practice This is the ninth core competency.
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities This is the tenth core competency.
Autonomy This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which people are allowed the freedom of choice and action
Non-maleficence This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which the therapist will do no harm.
Justice This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which humans should be treated fairly, with equal distribution of good or bad.
Fidelity This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which there is the value of honoring commitments and promoting trust
Veracity This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which you must be someone they can trust.
Beneficence This moral foundation of social work ethics is one in which you promote good.
Vicarious Liability Legal doctrine under which a party can be held liable for the wrongful actions of another party. Ex: A supervisor can be held liable for the supervisee's actions.
Patient Abandonment Improper termination of a patient/therapist relationship.
Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 This act mandated in-patient and home care facilities counsel patients regarding advance directives.
Self Determination This is a right that every client has except in instance when they cannot make a rational decision on their own.
Professional Paternalism This is when a SW withholds information from a client, documenting why it is justified due to the determination that a client was unable to make a decision that was safe for self and others. (Ex: Client is wanting to drive home with their child in the car
Protect In working with families or groups in which a therapist is overseeing multiple cases, it is the therapist's responsibility to ____________ everyone in the group or family.
Dual Relationships Occurs when there is a professional relationship and a secondary relationship that is of a financial, social, business, friendship or intimate nature.
Power Differential A relationship where more authority is held by the person on 1 side while the other person is in a more vulnerable or submissive role is the................
Barter Though generally considered unethical, therapists in VERY rural areas may have an exception if it is sanctioned by their communities and may be permitted to allow clients to _____________ instead of pay money.
Dual Relationships SW in rural communities struggle with this issue more than in urban communities though it is possible anywhere.
True True or False? A therapist who switched from a public to private practice is acting unethically if they take clients with them.
Sex This is forbidden between a SW and former or current clients in every situation.
Bartering This should not be employed as a method of payment unless sanctioned by the community.
HIPAA This law enacted protected health information (PHI).
protected health information Under HIPPA, all of the following is considered what? --School based health services if transmited electronically via HIPPA --Person's physical or mental health or condition --Provision of health care to the individual --Payment for provision of health
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act This law provides a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities who are between the ages of 3yr and 21yr.
Individualized Education program Written documents states the current level of education performance, objectives, and plans special service to accommodate needs as put forth by IDEA.
Zero Reject The first principle of IDEA that no child with a disability may be excluded from a free public education.
Nondiscriminatory Evaluation IDEA principle that requires schools to determine what each student's disability is and how it relates to the student's education. the evaluation must be carried out in a culturally responsive way.
Free Appropriate Public Education Also known by the acronym FAPE, this is special education and/or related services designed to meet the individual needs of each student at no cost to the parents, guaranteed to all students with disabilities by IDEA.
Least Restrictive Environment A legal requirement put forth by IDEA that children with special needs be assigned to the most general educational context in which they can be expected to learn.
Procedural Due Process This is an act that gives parents the right to view their exceptional child's records and keep them confidential. It also gives parents the right to receive written notices of changes in the child's educational plan, an unbiased hearing for their child if
Parent and Student Participation This principle of IDEA requires parent and school participation in team decision-making. This law ensures provision of legally required services.
PL 99-457 This changed the status in parent-professional relationships so that families became the focus of the professionals, not parents.
Stay Put Rule This rule gives parents the right to keep their child in their current placement after they make a request for a due process hearing. The child remains where placed until the issue is decided upon by the hearing officer or until an agreement can be made b
Americans with Disabilities Act Passed by Congress in 1991, this act banned discrimination against the disabled in employment and mandated easy access to all public and commercial buildings.
Employment Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and it mandates that Businesses must provide accommodations to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment.
Public Services Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and it ensures public services will be provided to disabled individuals, particularly public transportation.
Public Accommodation Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act that forbids discrimination (based on disability) in the provision of services or goods. All new construction and modifications must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. For existing facilities,
Telecommunication Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits time limitations or higher rates for these services for hearing or speech impaired. Companies offering phone service to the public must have phone relay service to people who use these devices
Miscellaneous Title V of the ADA covers the following: --School districts are required to provide appropriate education to students with disabilities. --People are prohibited from threatening or retaliating against those who are disabled or are helping a disabled i
IDEA Law of 1997 Part C of this law relates to the identification of children with disabilities, from birth to three years old. This is important because it helps to focus on the earliest intervention possible.
IDEA Law of 1986 Part H of this law, also called the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program, addresses services that are available to individuals with disabilities, from birth to three years old. It was renamed Part 'C' in the 1997 amendment.
IDEA 2004 This law added the many changes to IDEA including parent collaboration and early intervention.
Collaborative Partnership The idea of parental participation in a child's education is called........
Oral and written notice When terminating with a clients, a social worker must employ what two methods of notification in order to maintain ethics?
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