Take a look at a recent column, Managing Ethics Emergencies. It includes this real-life situation:
One morning I happened to witness a staffer behaving very inappropriately during his group meeting with a number of patients. By coincidence, I was in an adjacent room speaking with a patient and heard the staffer abusing several patients verbally and using graphic sexualized language. I was stunned.
It's easy enough to imagine this as a question: "A social worker witnesses a co-worker..." Ending with, "What should the social worker do FIRST?"
You don't need to have answers A-D to have an answer to that question. And you can imagine the A-D an exam writer might cook up. Talk to the social worker. Talk to the social worker's supervisor. Report to the state board. Document and monitor for repeat behavior.
What the column's author, ethics authority Frederic Reamer, did was talk to the social worker's supervisor. He cites the Code of Ethics text that guides these types of decisions:
Social workers should take adequate measures to discourage, prevent, expose, and correct the unethical conduct of colleagues (standard 2.10[a]).
Social workers should be knowledgeable about established policies and procedures for handling concerns about colleagues' unethical behavior. Social workers should be familiar with national, state, and local procedures for handling ethics complaints. These include policies and procedures created by NASW, licensing and regulatory bodies, employers, agencies, and other professional organizations (standard 2.10[b]).
Social workers who believe that a colleague has acted unethically should seek resolution by discussing their concerns with the colleague when feasible and when such discussion is likely to be productive (standard 2.10[c]).
When necessary, social workers who believe that a colleague has acted unethically should take action through appropriate formal channels (standard 2.10[d]).
You probably don't need to turn to the pages of SWT to think up similar dilemmas. You've encountered them first-hand. Think of those events--what would they look like on the social work exam? This isn't wasted mental exercise. It's just the type of prep that gets you all-the-more ready to pass the social work exam. Good luck!