Looking at the Social Work Profession Through the Eye of the NASW Code of Ethics
ABSTRACT This article examines what the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Code of Ethics says about issues faced by contemporary social work practice and considers its implications for the acceptance of social work as a profession. How social work measures up to Flexner’s attribute of a profession “altruistic in motivation” is examined in greater depth. Concern is raised about the growing gap between social work practice and social work ethics. Social workers’ acting more assertively on the social justice responsibilities contained in the code is seen as crucial for the future of the profession.
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ABSTRACT: Objective: This study was intended to validate a Spanish adaptation of the Multi-Problem Screening Inventory (MPSI), which was developed by Hudson and McMurtry for assessment in social work practice. Method: Research was based on the cross-cultural equivalence model and included a content judgment study followed by a field test with a sample of 313 Puerto Rican university students. Results: Findings regarding internal consistency as well as item, factorial, discriminant, and convergent analyses of the Spanish MPSI were similar to those of the English version; items were found to be relevant for Puerto Ricans. Conclusions: Content, technical, and conceptual equivalence of the Spanish and English versions of the MPSI were supported, and thus its valid use in social work practice with the study population.Research on Social Work Practice 01/2001; 11(6):699-724. · 1.53 Impact Factor