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Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which supports the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.

Ethics and Ethical Considerations
Ethics and Ethical Considerations

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define ethics, ethical practice, ethical decision-making, and ethical dilemmas.
  • Describe the purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics and explain how it can be used when facing ethical dilemmas.
  • List and describe the eight steps of Corey, Corey, and Callanan’s (2011) ethical decision-making model.
  • Identify particular ethical considerations when working with older adults in terms of autonomy, independence, elder abuse, and end-of-life options.

Ethical practice is at the core of the social work profession. Although there is no universally agreed upon definition of ethical practice, there ...

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