Information on IFSW and COVID-19: Ethical Decision-Making in the Face of COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The COVID 19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis is challenging social workers world-wide as they continue to carry out their professional roles. Even under situations of lock-down many professionals consider or are required to meet with clients in the community, in offices, or working in close proximity to clients in other types of settings such as schools and hospitals. In the context of a shortage of resources and in many places a lack of safety equipment, social workers are having to make difficult decisions about in-person contacts with their clients. Our ethical principles can serve as a compass to guide their deliberations. It is important to note Ethical Principle 3.4: Social workers must be aware of situations that might threaten their own safety and security, and they must make judicious choices in such circumstances. Social workers are not compelled to act when it would put themselves at risk. At this time, both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) have indicated that COVID-19 is highly contagious but preventative practices can reduce your chances of getting it and also protect those around you."

International Federation of Social Workers
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