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Supervisors Behaving Badly: Witnessing ethical dilemmas and what to do about it

The NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Code of Ethics (1996) guides social workers’ professional conduct, but provides little instruction when one’s own supervisor behaves unethically. Using student-collected interviews, they found six typologies of supervisors behaving badly, and used descriptive qualitative analysis to outline steps taken to navigate the situation. Results hold pedagogical relevance to social work practice.

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Cimino, A. N., Rorke, J. and Adams, H. L.
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