IFSW: Ethical Issues: COVID-19

IFSW: Ethical Challenges to Social Workers: COVID-19: Research

Dear IFSW Members, we hope you, your families and colleagues are well at this demanding time.

You may have seen in last week’s news that The IFSW Ethics Commission has formed a partnership with the Social Work Ethics Research Group (SWERG) to undertake rapid research on the ethical dilemmas that social workers are experiencing globally when responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The results of the survey will be used to highlight ethical concerns and to assist social work employers, policy developers and government guidelines in supporting social work practitioners in their critical roles in preventing the spread of the virus and caring for communities during the virus.

The research survey is now ready to commence, and we ask you if you could copy the information below and send it to your members as well as posting it on your websites. Also, please note to fill in the name of your IFSW member organisation (in the yellow highlighted area).  Altrunitilvely, you could send your members this link from the IFSW website: https://www.ifsw.org/invitation-to-participate-in-research-on-ethical-challenges-for-social-workers-during-covid-19/

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Our greatest thanks to all of you,

Silvana Martinez, IFSW President & Rory Truell. IFSW Secretary-General

Invitation to participate in research on

Ethical Challenges for Social Workers During COVID-19

NAME OF YOUR ORGANISATION would like to invite you to participate in research conducted by the International Federation of Social Workers and an international social work ethics research group, consisting of academics from a number of countries. The purpose of the study is to examine the ethical challenges faced by social workers globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a social worker, or social work student, you are eligible to participate. Click on the relevant link below, which will bring you to the online form in which we will ask you to share experiences during the pandemic. These experiences would be of situations where you had difficulty determining the right course of action to take. Later, there will be an opportunity to follow-up your answers with a more in-depth virtual conversation, if you were interested.  

The deadline for responses is Monday 18th May, 2020

The survey is available in several languages. Please click on the relevant link below, which will give you more information about the research.  You can look at this before deciding whether to participate. 

Chinese (simplified): https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/2019covid-19-2

Chinese (traditional): https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/2019covid-19

English: https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ethical-challenges-for-social-workers-during-covid-19-rap-2

Dutch: https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ethische-uitdagingen-voor-sociaal-werkers-in-tijden-van-co

French: https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/les-defis-ethiques-pour-les-travailleurs-sociaux-pendant-l-3

Slovenian: https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/eticni-izzivi-socialnih-delavk-in-delavcev-v-casu-covid-19-3

Spanish: https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/retos-eticos-para-el-trabajo-social-durante-el-covid-19-u


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