NLCSW continues to lead the way in the development of practice resources. January 2022 saw the release of Beyond Borders: Social Work and Interjurisdictional Electronic Practice. There are now 8 additional new releases to add to the list:
- Ethical Compass Issue #16: Addressing Conflicts in Values & Beliefs in Social Work Practice: “Social workers practice with integrity and professionalism and ensure that clients receive the highest quality services, but what happens when values and/or beliefs conflict?” The February 2022 edition of the Ethical Compass explores that very question.
- Documentation Matters Tip #10: What are helpful questions to consider when reflecting on social work documentation?: As detailed in NLCSW’s Standards of Practice, the primary purpose of documentation is to provide a clear statement of social work assessment, intervention, and professional decision-making. The February edition of Documentation Matters poses questions social workers may find helpful when reflecting on documentation practices.
- Practice Matters May 2022 Edition: The Ethics of Client Confidentiality: The May edition of Practice Matters addresses the ethics of client confidentiality, highlights practice considerations, and explores how the value of client confidentiality intersects with other core values and standards.
- Documentation Matters Tip #11: What is the link between assessments and documentation?: As part of reflecting on assessment and documentation practices, the June 2022 edition presents a list of helpful questions to consider.
- Ethical Compass Issue #17: Balancing Personal Interests in Professional Practice: Consider the following practice dilemmas - You are looking to buy a car, and a client is selling one in your price range; You are fundraising for a charity and a client wants to donate. The June 2022 edition of the Ethical Compass delves into areas for social workers to consider when professional and personal interests intersect.
- Ethical Compass Issue #18: Preventing Ethical Drift in Social Work Practice: "The concept of ethical drift is explored in professional literature and refers to an erosion of ethical behaviour that may go unnoticed by the professional and justified as acceptable, all the while believing the ethical standard is maintained ' - The September edition of the Ethical Compass explores strategies to prevent ethical drift and maintain ethical practice.
- Documentation Matters Tip #12: Client Access to Records - What are some ethical considerations?: When responding to a client's request to access their social work record, there are important questions to consider. These questions are outlined in the September edition of Documentation Matters.
- Health and Social Policy Advocacy Guideline Document for Social Workers: This document highlights how social workers can contribute to the development and enhancement of health and social policy through professional advocacy, emphasizes the importance of the social determinants of health, and explores some of the ethical considerations. Examples of how to become involved in health and social policy advocacy is also included.