Code of Ethics and Release Forms

Client Confidentiality-Policies and Forms


AgrAbility of Utah takes precautions to protect our client's personal information. Personal and health related information as well as participation in the AgrAbility program is kept confidential. Client information, images, quotes etc. are released only with the written consent of our clients or their legal representatives.

On this page you can find our privacy practices with respect to protected health information. As well as forms which can authorize the release of information.

Questions about our privacy policies can be directed to our privacy contact Tana Beckstead at (435) 797-0350 or ask us a question on the Frequently Asked Questions link.

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Code of Ethics


Ethical Principles

The following broad ethical principles are based on staff's core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. These principles set forth ideals to which all staff members should aspire.

Service

Ethical Principle: Staff have a primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems.
Staff elevate service to others above self-interest. Staff draw on their knowledge, values, and skills to help people in need and to address social problems.
Staff are encouraged to volunteer some portion of their professional skills with no expectation of significant financial return (pro bono service).

Social Justice

Ethical Principle: Staff members challenge social injustice.
Staff members pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Staff members' social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Staff members strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people.

Dignity and Worth of the Person

Ethical Principle: Staff members respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person.
Staff members treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. Staff members promote clients' socially responsible self-determination. Staff members seek to enhance clients' capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs. Staff members are cognizant of their dual responsibility to clients and to the broader society. They seek to resolve conflicts between clients' interests and the broader society's interests in a socially responsible manner consistent with the values, ethical principles, and ethical standards of the profession.

Importance of Human Relationships

Ethical Principle: Staff members recognize the central importance of human relationships.
Staff members understand that relationships between and among people are an important vehicle for change. Staff members engage people as partners in the helping process. Staff members seek to strengthen relationships among people in a purposeful effort to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, social groups, organizations, and communities.

Integrity

Ethical Principle: Staff members behave in a trustworthy manner.
Staff members are continually aware of the profession's mission, values, ethical principles, and ethical standards and practice in a manner consistent with them.Staff members act honestly and responsibly and promote ethical practices on the part of the organizations with which they are affiliated.

Competence

Ethical Principle: Staff members practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise.
Staff members continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills and to apply them in practice. Staff members should aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession.

*Adapted from the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics