ETHICAL PRACTICE for SOCIAL WORKERS (Due week 1. Worth 190 points) Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision- making. Social workers must be knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant laws. This is especially important when operating as a clinical social worker. Students will be graded on their level of familiarity with the NASW code of ethics and the ability to apply Rest’s Four Component Model of Ethical Behavior: A Decision-Making Model to a case example via the ethical packet in week one.