Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration
Friday, March 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Credit Hours: 3 CEU(s)
• Frederic Reamer, PhD
• Nancy McFall Jean,MSW
Seasoned social work administrators know that their jobs are sometimes fraught with ethical challenges. It is not enough for administrators to know about budgeting, program planning, grant writing, marketing, and personnel management. They also need a keen understanding of moral dilemmas in administration-that is, circumstances requiring hard choices among competing values, duties, and obligations. To be competent administrators, social workers need a comprehensive and firm grasp of ethical dilemmas in administration; ethical analysis, moral reasoning, and decision-making strategies; and ethical risk-management protocols to protect clients and prevent ethics complaints and litigation. This webinar will explore complex ethical issues related to confidentiality, boundary issues and dual relationships among employees, conflicts of interest, allocating limited resources, unethical and impaired staffers, and whistle blowing, among others.
The webinar will include extensive case material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.
3 Ethics CEs will be provided.