15 March 2021

Webinar

13:00

15 March 2021

IFSW Africa

IFSW Africa

COVID-19: Social Work practice, Ethical dilemmas and Human Rights concerns

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This webinar from the International Federation of Social Workers' Africa Region explores social work practice, ethical dilemmas and human rights concerns following the emergence of COVID-19.

The webinar sees the various panelists reflect on the many ethical dilemmas and human rights concerns that social workers in Africa within the wake of COVID-19 response.

Some of the notable ethical dilemmas highlighted include the fact that social workers in Africa have continued providing social work services at the expense of their safety as they have to come into contact with their clients. The panel also discuss the challenges in providing virtual services to clients in Africa due to poor communication facilities and the lack of it by those who use social work services.

In addition, the panel discuss the ethical dilemmas that emerge when working with limited resources amid a high demand for social work services in the wake of COVID-19, and the challenges faced by those who have continued to work on the frontline despite the dangers and lack of protection.

Finally, the group also analyse some of the unique challenges presented to professionals working in the African region and how COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated many social and public health divides that still remain across the continent.

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