I’m a clinical associate professor and director of distance education for the University of Iowa School of Social Work. Before this, I was a hospital social worker for ten years. Prior to that, I worked as a support staff at an agency for people with disabilities.
I’m interested in how social workers interact with technology and the professional and ethical implications of this relationship. This led me to my current role as Distance Education Director.
While working as a hospital social worker, the ethical principle of self-determination became readily apparent and observable in practice. This is, I believe, the key ethical principle of social work in medical settings.