ANICHE, ALEXANDER (2002) THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION AND THE SOCIAL WORKERS CODE OF ETHICS. In: Reading in Sociological Studies. Rainbow Paper Mill ltd, pp. 299-312. ISBN 978-35365-6-7

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According to Igbo (1999:11) the need to induce human beings to conform to the styles, standards and expectations of their societies or groups, either by force or reward, is as old as human society itself. Every society has specific mechanism by which the behaviour of its members is regulated in the interest of the individuals or groups or the overall interest and well being of the generality of the populace. There is no known society where individuals are left to do whatever they like, at any time, without some form of code of ethics or control. One of the principal mechanism for accomplishing the goal of social control in modern society is code of ethics. The function of code of ethics is to regulate and constrain the behaviour of individuals in their relationship with others. Pound (1957) argues that the purpose of law is to maintain and ensure those values and needs essential to social order, not by imposing one groups will on others but by controlling, reconciling and mediating the diverse and conflicting interests of individuals and groups within a society Be that as it may, code of ethics is essential in all professions of which social work is one. Social work is a profession because it has all the attributes of a profession. Attributes of a Profession: According to Anyaogu (1990:5 1) the characteristic features of a profession include a high degree of training, self imposed ethical rules, a peculiar terminology and a strong collegial solidarity and control. Furthermore, a profession develops its own aims and standard for its activities. Also professionalization leads to pay services.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 19:07
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