The research described here was qualitative in approach and was conducted in 2004 and 2005. The main goal of it was identification of discriminatory practices in some social assistance institutions in Poland. Besides their scale and different forms it was pointed out to overt and covert functions which discriminatory practices have in the context of professionalization of social work. Prevalence of these practices cast doubts on adherence to rules of ethical standards in social assistance institutions and among social work professionals.
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