School for Social Work
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
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.
Scalfano, Alexandra Prager, "The question of self-determination : an analysis of 21st century social work literature" (2013). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.