Managing Ethics Challenges in Social Work Organizations: A Comprehensive Strategy (1 credit hour

Program Summary:   This course explores key stages of the evolution of social work ethics from the morality period to the digital period.  Practical tools for managing ethics challenges in social work organizations are provided; strategies include informal ethics conversations, formal ethics consultations, agency-based ethics committees, and ethics rounds.  Case examples are given.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate, levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

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Course Reading:  Managing Ethics Challenges in Social Work Organizations:  A Comprehensive Strategy

Author:  Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by exploring strategies for managing ethical challenges in social work practice

Learning Objectives:  Describe the key stages of the evolution of social work ethics.  Compare informal ethics conversations and formal ethics consultations.  Compare agency-based ethics committees and ethics rounds.

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1: The social work profession has __________ other professions in its efforts to establish routine, systematic mechanisms in agency settings to identify, assess, address, and monitor challenging ethical issues.
 
 
2: A 'rather paternalistic tone' best describes which period of social work ethics?
 
 
 
 
 
3: Important discussions and analyses of client dignity, respect, self-worth, self-determination, and confidentiality describe which period of social work ethics?
 
 
 
 
 
4: Increased concerns about potential malpractice, negligence, and professional discipline describe which period of social work ethics?
 
 
 
 
 
5: Social workers are now in the midst of what can best be described as
 
 
 
 
 
6: Conferring with colleagues informally about an ethical dilemma best describes
 
 
 
 
7: An ethics consultant can be
 
 
 
 
 
 
8: The concept of ethics committees first emerged in 1976, with the landmark lawsuit involving
 
 
 
 
9: Social workers can assume that ethics committees function as final arbiters or judges of what is ethically right or wrong.
 
 
10: Social workers' use of informal ethics conversations, formal ethics consultation, ethics committees, and ethics rounds
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethics continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.