General Ethical Aspects of Supervision in Social Work


Conferința Națională Sociologia şi Asistenţa Socială în faţa provocărilor crizei– Copyright © 2011

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HOW TO CITE| Unguru, E., & SANDU, Antonio (2011). General Ethical Aspects of Supervision in Social Work. Prezentată la Conferința Națională Sociologia şi Asistenţa Socială în faţa provocărilor crizei, 23-24 septembrie, Bucureşti, în cadrul secţiunii Răspunsul politicilor sociale la criză, organizată de Institutul de Cercetare al Calităţii Vieţii, Bucureşti.

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Supervision, seen as a support method for the profesionals that activate in the social services area, has as its main objective to improve the performances at the workplace, by removing the stress that can occur and affect work performance. The supervisor supports and helps in increasing the supervisee’s motivation, develops a performant workplace, following the highest professional and ethical standards of intervention. In this paper we aim to evaluate a series of supervisory practices in terms of ethics, by relating these supervisory practices to the value of respecting and strengthening the autonomy of beneficiary, and the consent’s specific of this category of persons, and its features in the social services.
The supervisor must accede to the professional ethics of the social worker. In this respect, should consider the following ethical dimensions of professional practice: ethical standards and values, specialized practice standards, standards for case referral, standards of accessibility for social clients, standards relating to confidentiality, standards relating to supervision and advisory, standards regarding the work environment and procedures, standards of professional development, standards for cultural competencies, standards of private practice, standards related to the use of technology in social work practice.


Ethical Aspects, Supervision, Social Work.