Eye on Ethics: The Moral Imperative of Social Work Advocacy
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
One of social work’s distinguishing features is its explicit emphasis on social justice issues. In addition to the inspirational language concerning social justice included in the Code of Ethics preamble, the code also includes several specific standards concerning social workers’ ethical duty to address broader public policy issues that are germane to clients’ lives.
Reamer, Frederic G., “Eye on Ethics: The Limits of Professional Competence,” Social Work Today, April, 2010, available at: http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_041410.shtml