Eye on Ethics: Use of Self and Ethics Risk-Management
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Social workers who firmly grasp the concept of “use of self” are better equipped to skillfully manage ethically challenging situations with clients. First and foremost, social workers must protect their clients’ rights even, and perhaps especially, when the clients’ behaviors toward the clinician are troubling and challenging. In addition, social workers should address ethical issues with an eye toward preventing errors that exacerbate the risk of ethics complaints and ethics-related litigation.
Reamer, Frederic G., "Eye on Ethics: Use of Self and Ethics Risk-Management," Social Work Today, February, 2011, available at: http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_020711.shtml