Eye on Ethics: Defamation of Character
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Social workers must always be careful to treat clients respectfully and avoid using insulting or insensitive language with or about them. Social workers’ use of offensive language in their communications can be hurtful and undermine their efforts to help people in need.
Reamer, Frederic G., “Eye on Ethics: Defamation of Character,” Social Work Today, vol. 8 (1), 2008, pp. 7-9.