Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An awareness of one’s own ethical assumptions and how these inform everyday practice is crucial for all student social workers. Social workers who genuinely wish to do the right thing by their services users have no alternative but to constantly think and rethink the principles and assumptions that inform their actions, and this book supports them on their journey to do just that. This third edition is set out in two parts: Part I deals with broad ideas about values and ethics in general, looking at philosophy, religion and politics, as well as the duty of realism. Part II takes the discussion further, looking at how these general principles are relevant to everyday practice, with chapters on the use and misuse of power, the idea of self-determination, and the challenges of working with people whose experience and outlook are different to one’s own.

Culture Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Richard Hugman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415673488
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"This groundbreaking book examines the ways in which questions of culture and diversity impact on the values and ethics of social work. Using detailed case studies to illustrate key points for practice, Richard Hugman discusses how social workers can develop culturally-competent ethical practice and work creatively with the tensions it sometimes involves. Debates rage over whether there is a core set of unchangeable social work values or whether they might be different at different times and for different people. This textbook proposes a new approach of 'ethical pluralism' for social work practice, in which both shared humanity and the rich variety of cultures contribute to a more dynamic way of understanding social work's underpinning values and ethics.In particular, this book explores the implications of a pluralist approach to ethics for the central questions of: Human rights and social justice Caring relationships Social and personal responsibilities Agency and autonomy Values such as truth, honesty, openness, service and competence. It is vital that social workers understand the values and ethics of their profession as a crucial part of the foundations on which practice is built and this is the only text to explore the connections between culture, values and ethics and fully develop the pluralist approach in social work. Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work is essential reading for all social work students and academics. "--

Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For more than a decade, teachers and practitioners have chosen Frederic G. Reamer’s Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. Reflecting the legal and technological realities now facing individuals in the field, this new edition features a discussion of the ethical issues arising from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites, as well as an overview of ethical standards protecting confidential information transmitted electronically. Reamer also adds a chapter on potential conflicts between ethical standards and legal guidelines and a section explaining statutory law, regulatory law, case law, and Constitutional law. He expands his coverage of boundary issues and dual relationships, with new material exploring the complexities of practitioner self-disclosure and the challenges of living and working within small and rural communities. Revised content and case materials include an investigation into the ethics of practitioner engagement with social action and advocacy and a list of updates to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Reamer uniquely compares NASW’s ethics to those of other human service professions, and he pursues a more in-depth analysis of the relevance of cultural difference to ethical dilemmas and decision-making.

Mastering Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Farrukh Nahid Akhtar
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052743
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This key text examines ethical concerns arising at different stages of professional development in social work and offers guidelines to overcoming them. Practice pointers equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to move beyond professional codes and work to a broader set of values.

Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice

Author: Lester Parrott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473907217
Format: PDF
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Applying values and ethics to social work practice is taught widely across the qualifying degree programme, on both Masters and BA courses. This book is a clear introduction to this subject and will help students develop their understanding by showing social work students how ethics can have positive impacts on the lives of vulnerable people. There are chapters on how social workers can make good ethical and value-based decisions when working with risk, and how the role of the social worker as professional can impact on service users. Above all the book is a timely and clear introduction to the subject, with an emphasis on advocacy and empowerment and how the beginning social worker can start to apply these concepts.

Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Allan E. Barsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199315027
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a unique and student-friendly package, Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a series of learning modules that will ensure graduates receive a comprehensive ethics and values education. Designed to be easily incorporated into any curriculum, each module helps students integrate the knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and critical thinking abilities required for dealing with ethical issues. From applying basic ethical standards of practice to managing complex ethical dilemmas, this textbook equips readers with a range of tools and strategies for responding to ethical questions and concerns. Traditional ethics textbooks provide students with a model for ethical decision making. This breakthrough textbook goes beyond ethical decision making by providing students with a strategic framework for managing ethical issues that includes guidelines for engaging others in ethical discussions and using conflict resolution theory to promote collaborative solutions. Some textbooks introduce students to ethical theories, such as deontology, teleology, and virtue ethics. This textbook goes beyond describing these theories by providing students with opportunities to apply, compare, and contrast these approaches as they relate to various contexts of social work practice. A wealth of case scenarios, discussion questions, and role-play exercises make this an engaging, thought-provoking teaching and learning tool. At a basic level, this textbook teaches students the essential principles and standards that define ethical practice. At a more profound level, Ethics and Values in Social Work inspires students to reach for the highest values of profession: service, dignity and worth of the person, human relationships, integrity, competence, social justice, human rights, and scientific inquiry.

Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137267372
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context. Having sold over 38,000 copies across its lifetime, this is a thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic from a leading international author. Combining a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice, this edition features: • Detailed discussion of the participation of service users, including their role as activists and the importance of the service user movement; • Extended analysis of professional regulation and codes of practice, and their role in defining the nature of social work; • A vast array of practice examples, which bring current social issues to life; • Comparison of the latest codes of ethics from across the globe; • A wealth of supportive features, such as points for reflection, extended case studies and further resources. Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesizes the complex ideas and concepts that characterize social work's value base. Written with Banks' trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this book will continue to be an invaluable resource for all students, educators and practitioners of social work.

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Richard Hugman
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137455039
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users. Written by a group of global experts, this book addresses questions such as, 'How can the ethical demands of the values of human rights, social justice and professional integrity be understood for contemporary social work practice?'

Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Elaine Piller Congress
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This text teaches both students and practitioners to apply the 1996 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics to real practice experiences with clients in individual, family, group, and community settings. It covers a wide variety of practice settings as well as professional issues such as dual relationships, impaired colleagues, and interdisciplinary collaboration. This text uses a clear, five-step decision-making model, the ETHIC model, for identifying and resolving ethical issues and dilemmas.

Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work

Author: Mel Gray
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365272
Format: PDF
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This agenda setting text explores a broad range of value perspectives and their impact on and contribution to social work thinking on ethics. Including new perspectives, such as Islam, and drawing on international contributors, this is essential reading for all social work students studying ethics and values.