Ethical Compass is an initiative of the NLCSW Ethics Committee and is intended as a resource for members. The issues covered in this publication have been identified by social workers as part of the NLCSW ethical consultation process and from a review of ethical trends in practice.
Pro-Bono Work in Social Work Practice
Social Justice in the Public Domain
Is This Something I Need to Report?
Preventing Ethical Drift in Social Work Practice
Balancing Personal Interests in Professional Practice
Addressing Conflicts in Values and Beliefs in Social Work Practice
Continuity of Care - Practice Considerations
The Ethics of Boundaries in Social Work Practice
Virtual Care - Key Considerations
Will I be judged?
The Ethics of Disclosing Client Information
Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
Collegial Conflicts and Social Media Challenges
The Ethics of Knowing One's Professional Limitations
'Can you help me'? The Ethics of Giving Professional Advice to a Friend, Neighbor or Colleague
Being your Best Professional Self
Ethical Decision - Making and Documentation
The Ethics of Countertransference: A practice reality
Dual Relationships: An Ethical Reality
The Ethics of Balancing Quality of Life and Autonomy/Freedom
Walk and Talk Therapy: What are the Ethical Considerations?