Mechanisms of Overcoming Ethical Dilemmas in Nowadays Social Work


  • Nelli MELKONYAN Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University



social work, ethics; professional duty, ethical decision-making; ethical dilemma, mechanisms of overcoming ethical dilemma


In social work, ethical principles have been important in several key respects, with regard to the nature of its mission; the relationships that social workers have with clients, colleagues, and members of the broader society; the methods of intervention that social workers use in their work.

So, social work is situated between moral choice and professional ethical behavior, which allows orientating among the variety of moral requirements, evaluating activities taking into consideration morality and in this way it contributes to the cohesion and stability of social relations. However, the implementation of professional duties is often hampered by objective circumstances, and as a result a social worker can’t always prevent the occurrence of ethical conflicts and facing ethical dilemmas.

In this article we'll discuss ethical conflicts of social work, which affect and determine the course of social assistance, social support at the present; it is also shown possible ways to overcome those ethical dilemmas.


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Author Biography

Nelli MELKONYAN, Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University

Lecturer at the Chair of Sociology and Social Work at Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University, Postgraduate student of the Chair of Age and Peda­gogical Psychology at Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University


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How to Cite

MELKONYAN, N. (2016). Mechanisms of Overcoming Ethical Dilemmas in Nowadays Social Work. WISDOM, 7(2), 191–196.