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Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Carolyn I. Polowy, Sherri Morgan, W. Dwight Bailey and Carol Gorenberg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3742 words.

Confidentiality of client communications is one of the ethical foundations of the social work profession and has become a legal obligation in most states. Many problems arise in the...

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Culturally Competent Practice

Doman Lum.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3894 words.

This entry defines cultural competence and culturally competent practice and focuses on cultural awareness, knowledge acquisition, skill development, and inductive learning as key...

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Evidence-Informed Social Work Practice

S. J. Dodd and Andrea Savage.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9088 words.

Evidence-informed practice (EIP) is a model that incorporates best available research evidence; client’s needs, values, and preferences; practitioner wisdom; and theory into the clinical...

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Historiography

Leslie Leighninger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2562 words.

This entry discusses some topics in social work and social welfare history. It covers different approaches to that history, such as an emphasis on social control functions of social...

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Impaired Social Workers/Professionals

Frederic G. Reamer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7857 words.

The possibility of practitioner impairment exists in every profession. Stress related to employment, illness or death of family members, marital or relationship problems, financial...

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International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Nigel Hall.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1929 words.

The International Federation of Social Workers is an international organization representing the interests of social workers around the world. This organization works in cooperation with...

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National Association of Social Workers

Elizabeth J. Clark.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1987 words.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership association of professional social workers in the world with nearly 145,000 members. Formed in 1955 by uniting...

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Professional Conduct

Ann A. Abbott.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5034 words.

The professional review process delineates procedures for hearing complaints of alleged professional misconduct by members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). It provides...

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Professional Impairment

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1480 words.

Practitioners who were presumed to be competent may develop difficulties that interfere with job performance. Such professionals are considered impaired and may suffer from compassion...

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Racism

Selena T. Rodgers.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 13918 words.

Racism is pervasive, endemic, and historically rooted in systematic assumptions inherent in superiority based on race and requires the critical attention of all social workers. The National...

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