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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More on this topic History as a Resource for the Future: Assessing Potential Ethical Dimensions. Following on from direct references to Indigenous peoples, the revised Code leaps from the rights of Indigenous people to more general statements on cultural diversity, which can be seen as an eghics to ‘universalise’ the particular.

The challenge remains as to what might exist if social work codes of ethics were based on postmodernist concepts of celebrating and accepting diversity, difference and multiplicity.

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Retrieved 2 October Read more about the areas of law in which we provide services, and how we deliver our services. 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:.

Criticisms from the practitioners of the AASW Code included that it was not adequate in addressing issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, disability, age and class; the Code was seen as based on middle class and western notions and Anglo-Celtic ethixs and the Code had limited reflection of other world views and diversity of practice. It was the concern that social work in the main continues to give credence to universal principles, which attracted us to a postmodern analysis of social work ethics.


This is despite the well-documented claims by Indigenous people that by being free to determine their own destinies, their circumstances will improve Dennisp. It is still individualistic in approach although to its credit it does make statements about distributive justice, human rights and recognition and respect for racial and cultural diversity, as well as the need for social workers to act to change social aaws that preserve inequalities and justice.

A Moral Crisis for Social Work: Critical Practice & Codes of Ethics

A taxonomy of duties to report ethiccs sexual abuse: Questioning the relevance of social work codes of ethics strikes at the heart of professionalism and professional control.

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Is it that social workers should always act to produce the greatest amount of good, or the least amount of harm? 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. Reasons identified for codes of professinal ethics include a contribution to the professional status of an occupation, to establish and maintain professional identity, to guide practitioners how to act and to protect users from malpractice or abuse Banksp.

We offer flexible and accessible options, including: There have been few such analyses of practice, and we call on social work practitioners to take Riley’s lead in unravelling the limitations of traditional theoretical explanations in practice. We need to return to those moral considerations and ideological positions to which Rhodes alluded.

Our Rules detail our organisational objectives. The revised Code does, but is limited.

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. Australian Association of Social Workers. Log in to myUWindsor. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. Social workers will act without prejudice, seeking to prevent and eliminate negative discrimination based on grounds such as: Text Only Site Search.


Advanced search Search history. We will contact you if ov. A problem with the development of the emerging frameworks is that to now they have received inconsistent treatment in the literature and have been slow to progress beyond conventional analysis of conventional social work.

Comments from practitioners included: Leads from the postmodern conception of difference further challenges singular notions of rationalism and universalism and focus attention on those positioned as ‘other’. An examination of the social work codes of a number efhics western countries supported our concerns about the critical lag between theory and ethics. Codes of ethics have been reified and upheld as one of the defining aspects of the social work profession Banks She found that calling on the modernist theoretical assw 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.

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The AASW oversees an accreditation process for members in order to ensure and promote competency in social work practice. We suggest that the Code of Ethics is predominantly embedded in Kantian philosophy and limits our ability to practise in culturally sensitive ways, as it denies the impact that knowledge and power have on our work with Indigenous communities specifically, and all non-Western peoples more broadly.

It was formed in at the federal level, although a number of state branches had formed prior to this.