Practice Matters

Practice Matters was created as an educational resource for social workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is intended that this resource will generate ethical dialogue and enhance critical thinking on issues that impact social work practice. Practice Matters is provided for general information.

2022
Regulatory Trends - Integrity in Professional Practice
The Ethics of Client Confidentiality
Beyond Borders: Social Work and Interjurisdictional Electronic Practice

2021
The Importance of Knowing Your Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Linking Continuing Education and Competency

2020
Promoting Professionalism - Right-Touch Regulation and Quality in Social Work Practice
Electronic Social Work Practice

2019
Accountability in Professional Practice
Intersections between Social Work Practice and Legislation

2018
Impairment - Balancing the Need for Self-Care and Regulation
Social Justice Through an Ethical Framework

2017

Professionalism and Regulation: Exploring the Link

Termination of the Social-Worker Client Relationship

2016
Resolving Conflicts of Interest through Informed Consent
Informed Consent
Social Work Documentation

2015
Conflicts of Interest
Professional Judgment: The Science Behind Common Sense in Social Work

2014
E-Professionalism
When in Doubt….Consult! Peer Consultation and Ethical Decision Making

2013
Ethical Ponderings on Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Self-Disclosure – Did I Say Too Much?

2012 
The Ethics of Competence
Examining the Complexities of the Social Worker–Client Relationship

2011
Ethical Considerations in the World of Social Media