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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Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on 16 April It was the concern that social work in the main continues to give credence to universal principles, which attracted us to a postmodern analysis of social work ethics. From the Ground Up: Providing legal advice and other services by telephone, particularly for clients in rural and remote areas who cannot attend our office in person.

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This is despite the well-documented claims by Indigenous people that by being free to determine their own destinies, their circumstances will improve Dennisp.

Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. However, he is not necessarily calling for the abandonment of ethics, but the rejection of typically modernist ways of going about moral problems, including the search for absolutes. We want to reduce inequality through positive legal and social change, including by providing greater access to justice through our services.

Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Our analysis is consistent with a developing critique of universalising approaches which has emerged following engagement with postmodern perspectives in social work HoweLeonard 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 It is still individualistic in approach although to its credit it does make statements about distributive justice, human rights and recognition and respect for racial and cultural diversity, as well as the need for social workers to act to change social structures that preserve inequalities and justice.


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This paper takes the work a step further by applying our reflections to the situation of Indigenous people in Australia, Aborigines coce Torres Strait Islanders. But what is the shared value this is premised upon?

Criticisms from the practitioners of the AASW Code included that it was not adequate in addressing issues of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, disability, age and class; the Code was seen as based on middle class and western notions and Anglo-Celtic institutions; and the Code had limited reflection of other world views and diversity of practice. Sign In or Create an Account.

What this Code should look like, is yet to be resolved. This remains unfinished business for the profession. In the main, the conventional and the progressive views stand ethicd opposition to each other, representing conflicting philosophies and ideologies. If we accept the impossibility of now finding ‘one voice’ in which to represent difference and if we embrace a politics of difference Yeatmanthen it may be possible to have a Code which reflects diversity. How do I find a book? The AASW oversees an accreditation process for members in order to ensure and promote competency in social work practice.

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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.

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Is it that social workers should always act to produce the greatest amount of good, or the least amount of harm? 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 ethisc with complex and extraordinary events. Another challenge for the profession and its Code is to more actively respond to the needs of the diverse constituents of the profession asaw directly confronting policy and practice concerns.

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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Coed offer flexible and accessible options, including: The future of social work codes in the light of the postmodern project is uncertain and fraught. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

Ethicd 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.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Difference, Society and Justice’, in Justice and Identity: Using critical reflection as a pedagogical tool, we reflect on how discourses affect our practice.

She statesp. Following on from direct references to Indigenous peoples, the revised Code leaps from the rights of Indigenous people to more general statements on cultural diversity, which can be seen as an endeavour to ‘universalise’ the particular.

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