Working with young AOD users and young people involves making decisions about how to act in particular situations. Often these decisions need to be made quickly. For example, if an intoxicated young person is threatening to harm him or herself, a worker must take action immediately.

What is professional conduct?

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Question - What is your understanding of what is meant by the term 'professional conduct'?

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Professional conduct dictates that workers behave in ways which:
  • comply with the law

  • comply with the rules and regulations of their agency

  • are in accordance with the code of ethics of their professional body

  • are in the best interest of the client or young person

  • if possible, involve the participation of the young person.