Le travail social maintenant

Volume 44, Numéro 3, avril '17

The following articles appeared recently in “The New Social Worker”, published by the National Association of Social Workers (www.naswdc.org), and may be of interest to our readership. Please click on the links below to view the articles in their entirety.

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Ethics Alive! To Record or Not To Record: The Ethics of Documentation
by: Allan BarskyJ.D., MSW, PhD

Social work do
cumentation. Now, how exciting is that?! Yes, documentation is not exactly the most thrilling aspect of social work practice. In fact, sometimes the documentation process can be downright tedious. Still, if you want excitement in your professional life, try documenting in an incompetent, disrespectful, dishonest, incomplete, or disorganized manner. Nothing says “malpractice lawsuit” faster than situations in which social workers provide direct evidence of substandard practice in their client records. Conversely, good old boring records are vital to risk management, reducing the risk of malpractice lawsuits, professional disciplinary hearings, and agency discipline. Read more.

We all know what it feels like to be disrespected. We may not remember exactly what happened that made us feel offended, but we often profoundly feel the smallness of being treated as if we don’t matter.

Respect is not an optional extra in social work. It is one of the foundational principles of practice, and it is promoted in professional codes of ethics in countries around the world ... Read more.
Rédactrice : Gillian McCloskey, MSS, TSI
Traduction : Nicole Breeze
Consultante : Rita Mascherin
Conception et mise en page / Publicité : Pina Simonetta

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