AASW Code of Ethics (), (The Code) provides the foundation for The flowchart below sets out the AASW’s key practice documents and. Organization: Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). American Association of Social Workers ยท AASW Code of Ethics. AASW Code of Ethics accepted at the Australian Association of Social Workers’. Annual General Meeting, Canberra, 19 November Second edition:

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These perspectives have placed emphasis on the power relations between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, different sexual preferences and different generational positions. Although the Australian Code meets its international obligations by adhering to the principles established by the International Federation of Social Workers IFSWthis ethhics not sufficient in tackling the complexities inherent sthics a pluralistic society.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Can I get a copy? BookOnline – Google Books. Yet we argue that as social workers we need to work to find pathways to act on that wisdom and to apply the lessons of the postmodern paradigm to practice. She found that calling on the modernist theoretical perspectives did not deal with the contradictions facing her in trying to provide explanations for the inconsistencies and concerns she experienced when dealing with complex and extraordinary events.

The AASW created a code of ethics that governs the conduct of social workers and promotes the interests of social workers in Australia.

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Most practitioners did not want the Code abandoned but recast in some way to address the concerns. Through the colonisation process Australia’s original inhabitants were systematically stripped of their culture, their land and their rights, and have been subjected to Eurocentric impositions by a variety of professions, including social work.


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The new clauses fail to unravel the complexities of cultural diversity, anti-oppressive practice and discrimination. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Future challenges The challenge remains as to what might exist if social work codes of ethics were based on postmodernist concepts of celebrating and accepting diversity, difference and multiplicity. Read more about the areas of law in which we provide services, and how we deliver our services.

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Comments from xode included:. The project emerged as we questioned the role of social work ethics as an arbiter with students who were floundering during the fieldwork practicum.

What this Code should look like, is yet to be resolved. These are noble sentiments indeed, and reverse the exclusion of Indigenous people in the previous AASW Code, an invisibility which mirrors the exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the annals of Australian history.

Following on from direct references to Indigenous peoples, the revised Code leaps from the rights of Indigenous people to more general statements ethiics cultural diversity, which can be seen as an endeavour to ‘universalise’ the particular. For Baumanp. Yeatman, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. Archived from the original on 27 March Australian Association of Social Workers Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia’s template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. For example Aboriginal claims to land for example should not be expressed merely in terms of access to resources and income, but also about a means to recover and maintain aspects of culture Patton Codes of ethics have been reified and upheld as one of the defining aspects of the social work profession Banks I think the current Code of Ethics is very much within a very Western model and therefore may not eghics be appropriate with other groups of people who hold a different world view.


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The document presents three core values as opposed to five previously that give coode to general and specific ethical responsibilities. You could not be signed in. Since that time our work has taken new twists and turns as we sought to explore perceptions of social work practitioners, educators and students and to look for theoretical insights, particularly from postmodernism.

If you wish to make a complaint, please address your complaint to the Director. When etuics student experienced a personally challenging situation during field placement, she and cose field supervisor worked through the scenario together, using a process of critical reflection.

A problem with the development of the emerging frameworks is that to now they have received inconsistent treatment in the literature and have been slow to progress beyond conventional analysis of conventional social work.

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