Eye on Ethics: When Ethics and Law Collide
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Social workers generally agree that they should obey laws that clearly are essential for an orderly society. However, some practitioners argue that in some instances, blind obedience to the law can be shortsighted and harm clients, particularly when laws seem to be unjust.
Reamer, Frederic G., “Eye on Ethics: When Ethics and Law Collide,” Social Work Today, vol. 8 (5), 2008, pp. 8-9.