Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Autonomy (Psychology), Social service-Moral and ethical aspects, Judgment, Self-determination, Code of ethics, Professional judgment, Social work-Moral and ethical aspects, Social work literature-21st century

Abstract

Self-determination is an integral part of the ethical foundation of the social work profession. However, the NASW Code of Ethics remains unclear in its definition of this and other important terms, such as social responsibility and professional judgment, that are often raised in discussions of self-determination and its implications to clinical social work practice. This analysis of twelve articles published in social work journals between the years 2000 and 2012 explores the field's current understanding of these terms and their implications as they are reflected in the current literature.

Language

English

Comments

[26] p. Thesis (M.S.W.)--Smith College School for Social Work, 2013. Includes bibliographical references.