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SOCIAL WORKERS’ ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO COLLEAGUES



Respect
Social workers should treat colleagues with respect and should represent accurately and fairly the qualifications, views, and obligations of colleagues.


Confidentiality
Social workers should respect confidential information shared by colleagues in the course of their professional relationships and transactions. Social workers should ensure that such colleagues understand social workers’ obligations to respect confidentiality and any exceptions related to it.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Social workers who are members of an interdisciplinary team should participate in and contribute to decisions that affect the well-being of clients by drawing on the perspectives,

Consultation
Social workers should seek the advice and counsel of colleagues whenever such consultation is in the best interests of clients.