I believe she played her role by sharing her concern with her client about the dangers he was exposing himself and others by driving in his condition (NASW Delegate Assembly, 2008). Since the client left and has not come back, she cannot be sure whether he continues to drive the car even after sharing her concern with him.
The responsibility of the social worker to their clients is very crucial. Thus, the employee must demonstrate absolute loyalty to their customers. This includes maintaining the confidentiality of the clients information shared between them (NASW Delegate Assembly, 2008). The social workers must demonstrate ethical responsibilities to their colleagues, profession, clients, work setting and the society. The social workers have a duty protect the privacy of clients’ information and should only disclose it with the consent of the client or as legal requirement such as complying with court order (Reamer, 2013). Therefore, Henrietta will be in breach of confidentiality if she opts to inform the authority about her client without the consent from the client. Furthermore, she has no legal obligation to report the condition of drivers to the authority since it is not in her power to determine the competence of drivers.
NASW Delegate Assembly, (2008). Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Available at https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dl/files/academic-programs/other/nasw-code-of-ethics.pdf Last updated August 24,