The code of professional conduct is the means by which the medical social work Profession may regulate itself and model the way they interact with clients, other health professionals and the Community.
The code of Ethics which has been designed by the International Federation of Social Workers:
All policies including the definition of social work stem from these ethical principles.
Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that facilitates social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.