Ethics in Action: Applying the NASW Code of Ethics to Common Dilemmas in Social Work

Ethics in Action: Applying the NASW Code of Ethics to Common Dilemmas in Social Work

Social workers often find themselves navigating tricky situations, and in these difficult moments they are taught to consult the Code of Ethics as a way of guiding their decision making. However, what should social workers do when the values outlined in the Code are in conflict? 

This on-demand presentation will explore how to use the NASW Code of Ethics as a tool for navigating ethical dilemmas. Nigel will offer an in-depth review of the NASW Code of Ethics, highlighting all six ethical principles and six ethical standards. He will discuss various ethical decision-making models, focusing on the key components between them. Case study examples will explore common ethical dilemmas in social work and show how to navigate those dilemmas using the NASW Code of Ethics and the ethical decision-making models together.

Note: This lecture was developed to address the licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics per licensure period.

  • Instructor: ​Nigel Cook, MSW, LCSW
    Owner, Manifest Counseling
    Adjunct Professor, Brown School    
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Registration: $50
  • CEUs: 3 Social Work CEUs
    (contingent on passing a 30-question, multiple-choice post-test, score of 70% or higher)

*Following registration and credit card payment, you will receive an email with a link to view the lecture and take the post-test. Complete viewing and the post-test at your convenience any time over the next 30 days. We recommend having your copy of the NASW Code of Ethics available during this lecture. You can view a free online copy here, or purchase a 2021 Revised NASW Code of Ethics from the NASW Press.

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