Realisation of Ethics in the Activity of a Social Worker
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The article presents the results of the research in the realisation of ethics in social work activities. Social work is a complex and multifaceted profession in which practice is based on strong values. Social work values and ethical principles have been a particularly acute and debatable topic since ancient times. It has always been noticed that social work practical activities raise ethical issues and dilemmas. Ethical problems and their solutions are basic problems in the development of social work as a profession. Due to these reasons, the main aim of this article was set: to reveal how ethics are implemented by social workers in practice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods were used. The results revealed that social workers knew the ethical standards of their profession and implemented them in all the mentioned aspects of ethical codes. Social workers identified five main reasons which cause violations of ethical standards in their practice: apathy of colleagues, heavy workload, and lack of offices, problematic clients and nervous tension at work.
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