COVID-19 Ethics Resources

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Q&A Session: "COVID-19: Ethical, Legal and Clinical Considerations for Social Workers"

NASW held a call-in question and answer session on April 21, 2020, about the impact of COVID-19 from a legal, clinical, and ethical perspective.

The session was designed to:

  • Provide key guidance on telehealth from a legal, clinical, administrative and ethical perspectives
  • Enable social workers to ask questions about the implications of COVID-19 on their practice
  • Explore the impact of the pandemic on the profession through shared reflections and experiences
  • Connect social workers to legal, telehealth, clinical, and ethical resources to support practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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8 Ethical Considerations for Social Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly transforming the way we go about daily life. What should social workers do to prepare for the impact of this pandemic?


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8 Ethical Considerations for Starting a Telehealth Practice

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly transforming the way we go about daily life. What should social workers do to prepare for the impact of this pandemic?


Social Work Ethics During the Time of Pandemic

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How do you avoid abandoning clients who are in crisis during shelter-in-place orders? How can you respond ethically while maintaining your practice if clients are unable to pay for services? These questions are not mere debate; they are real questions that social workers need answers to now.


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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Social workers are essential workers in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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