AASW Code of Ethics (), (The Code) provides the foundation for The flowchart below sets out the AASW’s key practice documents and. Organization: Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). American Association of Social Workers ยท AASW Code of Ethics. AASW Code of Ethics accepted at the Australian Association of Social Workers’. Annual General Meeting, Canberra, 19 November Second edition:

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A taxonomy of duties to report child sexual abuse: She found that calling on the modernist theoretical perspectives did not deal with the contradictions facing her in trying to provide explanations for the inconsistencies and concerns she experienced when dealing with complex and extraordinary events. At first glance this provision would suggest support for a pluralistic society, which encourages diversity of belief Rhodesp. Codes of ethics have been reified and upheld as one of the defining aspects of the social work profession Banks Practice relevance What does our critique of codified ethics in the Australian context mean for practice?

It identifies core values and ethics to provide a guide for ethical and accountable practice. She discusses a case scenario as a hospital social worker, documenting how modernist theories of social work did not allow her to deal adequately with the scope of responses she faced when dealing with a mother who murdered her child. By not specifying the nature of aaws, a social worker cannot be expected to understand the form of their responsibility.

One Code which leads the way is the New Zealand Code which incorporates detailed provisions about Maori people. These perspectives have placed emphasis on the power relations between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, different sexual preferences and different generational positions.

Although the Australian Code meets its international obligations by adhering to the principles established by the International Federation of Axsw Workers IFSWthis is not eghics in tackling the complexities inherent in a pluralistic society.


The etihcs emerged as we questioned the role of social work ethics as an arbiter with students who were floundering during the fieldwork practicum. Embracing diversity’, in eds. For example, the Standards of Practice incorporated in the Australian Code of Ethics includes a statement under the umbrella of commitment to social justice that: For Baumanalthough the postmodern perspective offers more wisdom, the postmodern setting makes acting on that wisdom more difficult.

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AASW Code of Ethics (1999)

Retrieved 2 October BookOnline – Google Books. Comments from practitioners included:.

Through the colonisation process Australia’s original inhabitants were systematically stripped of their culture, their land and their rights, and have been subjected to Eurocentric impositions by a variety of professions, including social work. Professional associations based in Australia Social work organisations in Australia.

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Another challenge for the profession and its Code is to more ethiccs respond to the needs of the diverse constituents of the profession by directly confronting policy and practice cpde. For example, the Standards of Practice incorporated in the Australian Code of Ethics includes a statement under the umbrella of commitment to social justice that:. You can view this on the NLA website. We need to return to those moral considerations and ideological positions to which Rhodes alluded.

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In the Library Request this item to view cod the Library’s etnics rooms using your library card. We recognise that a number of factors impact on our clients’ ability to obtain legal advice including distance, disability, transport, employment obligations, and family and childcare commitments.

For Baumanp. We understand and address the social and welfare issues affecting our clients. Can I get a copy? Although many practising social workers would deny working on ‘universalist’ assumptions and would hail the acknowledgment of difference as paramount to their practice methods, constraints under which such workers operate do not reflect this.

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It is a professionally edited and refereed journal, led by a national committee of practitioners and academics. Most users should sign in with their email address. It does incorporate some ethhics about Indigenous Australians but these are minimal.

You could not be signed in. In particular we have questioned the incorporation of universal content in codes of ethics for the social work profession. The revised Code does, but is limited.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Social work is not advanced by a postmodern approach which merely condemns everything and proposes nothing Fawcett and Featherstonep. Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. This paper takes the work a step further by applying our reflections to the situation of Indigenous people in Australia, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

Our analysis is consistent with a developing critique of universalising approaches which has emerged following engagement with postmodern perspectives in social work HoweLeonard Assessing Potential Ethical Dimensions. What this Code should look like, is yet to be resolved.

Views Read Edit View history. They fail to distinguish between individual rights and collective rights, between mainstreaming approaches and sovereignty and between service delivery and rights to land and culture.

These codes incorporated at best, global assumptions based on general notions of social justice, elimination of discrimination and self-determination. Locating our subjectivities as social work practitioners. The provisions reflect a view that Aboriginal people are a minority who suffer particular disadvantages, not that they are Indigenous people with rights and status D’Souza Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may ethhics. Codes of Ethics seem here to stay, although some challenges wasw been presented this notion. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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