Eye on Ethics: Context Matters - Shifting Norms in Social Work Ethics
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
In some instances, context is irrelevant when social workers make ethical judgments. Sexual contact with clients is unethical regardless of setting and client population. The same is true of falsifying documents or billing for services that a social worker never provided. But in many other instances, context matters.
Reamer, Frederic G., "Eye on Ethics: Context Matters--Shifting Norms in Social Work Ethics," August, 2014, available at http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_081514.shtml