The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards that guides the professional conduct of social workers. The 2021 update includes language that addresses the importance of professional self-care. Moreover, revisions to Cultural Competence standard provide more explicit guidance to social workers.
All social workers should review the new text and affirm their commitment to abide by the NASW Code of Ethics. This information is provided by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).