Spirituality and Older Adults: Ethical Guidelines to Enhance Service Provision (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This paper identifies spirituality as a client strength but also cautions that many social workers have limited training with respect to client spirituality.  The authors propose three ethical principles to guide social work practice with older adults and spirituality:  client autonomy, spiritual competence, and professional competence.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.

Publisher: Advances in Social Work

Authors: David R. Hodge, Robin P. Bonifas, Rita Jing-Ann Chou

Find the article at: http://advancesinsocialwork.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/262/404

Program Objectives: To enhance professional values, practice, skills, and knowledge by exploring key issues related to social work practice with older adults and spirituality.

Learning Objectives: Identify the positive affects of spirituality in the lives of older adults.  Identify the 3 ethical principles that enhance social work practice with older adults and spirituality.  Identify when a referral to another practitioner or to clergy may be appropriate.  Identify common differences between therapy and spiritual direction.

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1: Among those 65 and older, what percentage of people report that religion is very important in their lives (Newport, 2006)?
 
 
 
 
2: Research has associated spirituality with
 
 
 
 
3: A national survey of direct practitioners affiliated with NASW found that only ____________ agreed that their social work colleagues possess the knowledge to appropriately address spirituality in practice settings (Canda and Furman, 1999).
 
 
 
 
4:
Giving a brief spiritual assessment to determine a client's interest in spirituality best illustrates which ethical principle?
 
 
 
5: Due in large part to changing immigration patterns, the population of older adults in the United States is characterized by
 
 
6: Developing a working knowledge of spiritual traditions that are commonly encountered in your practice best illustrates which ethical principle?
 
 
 
7:
Referral to a more spiritually competent practitioner should be considered when
 
 
 
 
8: Table 1 on page 8 explores distinctions between therapy and spiritual direction.  Which of the following would not be considered an emphasis in therapy?
 
 
 
 
9: In instances where spiritual growth is the primary focus, clients should typically be referred to
 
 
 
10: Social workers should avoid giving ____________ advice.
 
 
 
 
11: Remaining within the parameters of your clinical expertise best illustrates which ethical principle?
 
 
 
12: Gerentological workers can facilitate collaborative relationships with clergy by
 
 
 
 

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