Pandemic ethics: A resource for social work students, educators and practitioners”

IFSW has just published a new resource comprising vignettes depicting ethical challenges faced by social workers internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each vignette is accompanied by a series of questions that can be used to stimulate reflection by individuals, or by groups in professional supervision/support meetings and education and training contexts. The vignettes are drawn from an international survey on ethical challenges during Covid-19.

Dawn Hobdy, IFSW Global Ethics Commissioner, said: “This new invaluable resource will help social workers from around the globe to develop their skills in ethical analysis, as well as to gain new perspectives on the nature of ethical practice“.

One of the core aims of this booklet is to highglight the value of taking time for slow, reflexive deliberation in contexts where social workers may feel pressure to make quick decisions and take action.

Sarah Banks, who led the research on which this resource is based upon, said: “We are grateful to all the social workers who responded to the survey, and particularly those whose experiences form the basis of the vignettes. Their contributions make this publication a very topical and practice-relevant resource to social workers around the globe.

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