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Ethics in Rural Setting

Module Summary

This module discusses the unique ethical considerations to be made in rural communities as they pertain to practice. 


  1. Understand the history and context for ethical, rural social work practice.

  2. Identify how rural social work practice presents increased ethical risks in five (5) major areas.

  3. Improve and advance social workers’ understanding of ethical responsibility in rural communities.

  4. Apply ethics in a rural community that maintains the unique nature of the social worker “relationship” with clients, colleagues and the community.

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