“Social workers support and promote the self-determination of clients, and encourage clients to make informed decisions. However, there are times when social workers struggle when they see clients making decisions they perceive to be “risky” or “poor” and not in the client’s best interest” - excerpt from the May 2018 Edition of Ethical Compass.
NLASW’s Ethics Committee is pleased to release the 2nd edition in this practice resource series. This edition explores the ethical issues social workers must consider when balancing a client's quality of life with autonomy/freedom. Read more at http://www.nlasw.ca/practice-resources/ethical-compass.