Social Work Practice and Technology: Ethical Issues and Policy Responses (Special Issue: Select Papers from the husITa16 Conference).
Barsky, Allan Edward.
Published: January-March 2017
Journal of Technology in Human Services
Vol. 35, No. 1 , p. 8-19
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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With the growing use of technology in social work practice, social workers and their agencies need to update and enhance their policies to promote the highest standards of practice and to manage risks associated with the use of technology. This article provides guidance on developing policies in relation to the potential benefits of technology, confidentiality, informed consent, social worker–client boundaries, client safety, respect, and cross-jurisdictional practice. (Author abstract)
ETHICS; POLICY FORMATION; SOCIAL WORKERS; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; RISK MANAGEMENT; CONFIDENTIALITY; WORKER CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS; INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION