Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Sarah Banks

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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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.

Practical Social Work Ethics

Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care

Author: Lorraine Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 119

This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore not theoretically driven with some practical elements attached, but is instead is a practice-based book, where any theory introduced is linked to tangible practice situations. It is also thought-provoking, controversial in parts and always engaging. The book is divided into three key sections, each introduced by the editors: Past and Present: Moral Practices with Children and Families Ethical Tensions? Ambivalent Ethics and Adult Social Work Contesting Modernisation Each section covers a range of topics and poses difficult questions which link to ethical dilemmas or anxieties. These are attached to themes such as whether culturally sensitive social work is always a good thing, the implications of secrets and silence within inter-generational families or the use of Controlled Treatment Orders or medical and social models within mental health social work. Other chapters ask whether the many forms of user/carer participation within social work education or practise are ethically viable, explore the moral paradoxes which emerge when vested financial interest sometimes appear to eclipse users' interests, examine the implications of avoiding or uncritically deploying 'touch' in social work/care or consider the many moral implications of institutional abuse within social work. With a focussed and clear writing style, this book will be of interest to all social work students and practitioners interested in the practical yet complex moral ramifications of their applied role.

Social Work Ethics

Progressive, Practical, and Relational Approaches

Author: Elaine Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 344

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Social Work Ethics provides a current and compelling overview of the contexts in which social work happens, the ethical challenges that social workers face across Canada, and future directions of the field. Inspiring and engaging, this contributed volume gives students the foundation they needto make sound ethical decisions as they work to help people in need throughout their future careers.

Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World

Cases and Commentaries

Author: Sarah Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 212

Ethics is an increasingly important theme in social work practice. Worldwide, social workers experience common ethical challenges (how to be fair, whether to break a rule, how to act in politically tense situations) in very different contexts – from disaster relief in China to child protection work in Palestine. This book takes as its starting point real life cases featuring ethical problems in the areas of: negotiating roles and boundaries, respecting rights, being fair, challenging and developing organisations and working with policy and politics. Each case opens with a brief introduction, is followed by two commentaries and ends with questions for reflection. The commentaries, written by authors from different countries, refer to relevant theories, concepts, practical matters, alternative courses of action and their implications. Features within the book include: An introductory chapter covering issues of global ethics Cases and commentaries drawn from across the world – from Peru to Finland Cases based on real life situations and chapter introductions from leading authorities in social work and ethical theory Questions and practical exercises to aid teaching and professional development This book is a unique and accessible resource for stimulating ethical reflection, expanding ethical horizons and developing ethical and intercultural sensitivity. It is designed for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals in the fields of social work, social education/pedagogy, social care work, international social work, community development, community organisation, youth work and related fields.

Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work

Critical and Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Lynelle Watts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 893

This book offers a much-needed critical overview of the concept of social justice and its application in professional social work practice. Social justice has a rich conceptual genealogy in critical theory and political philosophy. For students, teachers and social workers concerned with empowerment, social change and human rights, this book provides a guide to the key ideas and thinkers, crucial historical developments and contemporary debates about social justice. It synthesises interdisciplinary knowledge and offers a new framework for practice, including a clear and practical exposition of four domains of skills and knowledge important for social justice informed social work. The book also contributes to social work pedagogy by offering a comprehensive set of learning outcomes that can be used to design curriculum, teaching and learning, and further research into social justice praxis. This book provides a range of philosophical and critical perspectives to support and inform social work professional knowledge and skills. In its tight knitting together of theory and practice this book links philosophical and moral principles with an understanding of how to engage with social justice in a way that is relevant to social work.

Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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For decades, teachers and practitioners have turned to Frederic G. Reamer’s Social Work Values and Ethics as the leading introduction to ethical decision making, dilemmas, and professional conduct in practice. A case-driven, concise, and comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and graduate social work programs, this book surveys the most critical issues for social work practitioners. The fifth edition incorporates significant updates to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and new practice and model regulatory standards used by social service and licensing agencies around the world. Reamer also focuses on how social workers should navigate the digital world through discussion of the ethical issues that arise from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites to deliver services, communicate with clients, and provide information to the public, and what standards will protect confidential information transmitted electronically. He highlights potential conflicts between professional ethics and legal guidelines and expands discussions of informed consent, confidentiality and privileged communication, boundaries and dual relationships, documentation, conflicts of interest, and risk management. Conceptually rich and attuned to the complexities of ethical decision making, Social Work Values and Ethics is unique in striking the right balance among history, theory, and practical application.

Skills for Social Work Practice

Author: Keith Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 932

Skills lie at the heart of all actions of a social worker, and inform all aspects of practice – from drawing on vital theoretical and ethical frameworks to applying the law and research findings to particular situations. This user-friendly and logically organised book brings together the key skills needed for practice in one place. It reflects current practice frameworks and addresses a wide range of skills including communication and relationship building, professional writing, ethical practice, assessment and reflection. Each chapter incorporates a number of features to help with learning and practical application, including: • Case studies to demonstrate how particular concepts apply to social work practice • Reflective exercises to help readers relate concepts and situations to their own experiences on placement and in the classroom • Progress checks to help students make connections between the Professional Capability Framework, the Standards of Proficiency and the wider skills they need to acquire • Chapter summaries to draw out key themes This engaging and practical book is essential for students studying social work or health and social care. It is also a critical tool for practitioners looking to enhance their skills in social work practice.

Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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What are my values? What are the values of others around me? What are the values and ethics of the social work profession? An awareness of our own ethical assumptions, and how these inform our practice, is crucial for the student social worker. The second edition of this bestselling book is now split into two parts. Part 1 considers the foundations of every person's values and provides a background to moral philosophy. Part 2 examines key ethical issues and how they determine practice, such as using power, allocating resources, treating others with respect and celebrating diversity. For the second edition, two new chapters have been added to the book, on: - The political dimension in ethical decision making - Realism as a guiding ethical principle. Written in a uniquely straightforward style, everyday social work practice is the key focus throughout. Every chapter includes interactive exercises and case studies, challenging you to reflect on a range of practical dilemmas. Visit the accompanying companion website for videos of the authors discussing the issues covered in each chapter of the book. These short clips will aid and enhance your understanding of the importance of values and ethics in each area of social work. Chris Beckett and Andrew Maynard's book is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate social work students.

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice

Author: Ralph Dolgoff

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

View: 263

This classic social work text helps students recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify their ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in their practice. It places ethical decision-making within the context of professional ethics and provides guidelines, including two ethical screens to help social work practitioners identify priorities among competing ethical obligations.

Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 544

What are my values? What are the values of others around me? What are the values and ethics of the social work profession? An awareness of our own ethical assumptions, and how these inform our practice, is crucial for the student social worker. The second edition of this bestselling book is now split into two parts. Part 1 considers the foundations of every person's values and provides a background to moral philosophy. Part 2 examines key ethical issues and how they determine practice, such as using power, allocating resources, treating others with respect and celebrating diversity. For the second edition, two new chapters have been added to the book, on: - The political dimension in ethical decision making - Realism as a guiding ethical principle. Written in a uniquely straightforward style, everyday social work practice is the key focus throughout. Every chapter includes interactive exercises and case studies, challenging you to reflect on a range of practical dilemmas. Visit the accompanying companion website for videos of the authors discussing the issues covered in each chapter of the book. These short clips will aid and enhance your understanding of the importance of values and ethics in each area of social work. Chris Beckett and Andrew Maynard's book is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate social work students.

The Ethical Foundations of Social Work

Author: Stephen Cowden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 196

The Ethical Foundations of Social Work provides you with an engaging, theoretical and practice-based grounding in social work ethics. The authors first examine when, how and why principles and debates historically emerged, then explicitly map them onto everyday ethical challenges and situations in social work practice. As a result, the book promotes an ethically conscious approach where principles can be flexibly and confidently applied as tools to help you with critical problem solving.

The Social Work Ethics Audit

A Risk Management Tool

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: National Assn of Social Workers Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 873

How well are you managing your social work practice with the inevitable conflicts between personal and professional values, duties and obligations, and decision-making and liability risks? If you're uncertain, you're not alone. The Social Work Ethics Audit provides practitioners with a practical and easy-to-use tool that helps assess the adequacy of ethics-related policies, practices, and procedures related to clients, staff, documentation, and decision-making. Designed to work seamlessly with the audit instrument, the accompanying volume provides a comprehensive overview of critical ethical issues covered in the audit. From client relationships, boundary issues, and conflicts of interest to records and staffing, this invaluable book provides clear, insightful direction about managing the inevitable ethical dilemmas and liability risks faced by today's social work practitioners. As the public and courts demand higher levels of accountability, the need for ethics-backed decisions and policies has never been more urgent. Special Features * Helps prevent ethics complaints and lawsuits * Presents an easy-to-use instrument for analyzing ethics-related policies and practices * Provides step-by-step directions for implementing an ethics audit * Offers latest knowledge to help social workers create ethically sound policies and procedures * Identifies pertinent ethical issues in social work settings

Critical Practice in Social Work

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 386

What do social workers need to know in order to practise skilfully and effectively? The second edition of this highly respected text gives you the understanding to bridge the gap between social work theory and the challenges of day-to-day practice. Critical Practice in Social Work is different from every other text for several reasons: - Its unique combination of theory, values and practice - The wealth of expertise its contributors bring to their subject - The way the themes of critical practice and reflective practice are used to show how theories can be applied meaningfully - The number of methods covered, in an 'easy reference' structure - Its in-depth look at an unrivalled spectrum of professional situations, illustrated by rich case material - Its systematic discussion of professional ethics and values, both as general principles for practice and as practical tools. The book's simultaneous accessibility and depth make it suited for study at both qualifying and post-qualifying level. Conveying the versatility and thoughtfulness required to do social work well, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring and practising social worker's bookshelf. It is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates (third edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.

Generalist Social Work Practice

An Empowering Approach

Author: Karla Krogsrud Miley

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Social case work

Page: 515

View: 616

Social Work Ethics Day to Day

Guidelines for Professional Practice

Author: Carolyn Cressy Wells

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Service social - Aspect moral

Page: 167

View: 326

Practising Social Work Law

Author: Suzy Braye

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 601

Since the third edition of Practising Social Work Law published in 2010, new legislation – such as the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, and the Children and Families Act 2014 – has had a significant impact on the social work profession. Practitioners must not only know the law; they must also have a critical appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. They must exercise their powers and duties in ways underpinned by professional ethics, in a context of severe resource constraint and under constant public and political scrutiny. Now going into its fourth edition, Practising Social Work Law seeks to build social workers' confidence in legal interpretation and implementation. It focuses on promoting practitioners' knowledge and skills in recognising, locating and articulating legal issues, and using the law to inform practice standards and deliver positive outcomes for service users. This timely, fully revised new edition of this well-respected text combines up-to-date statute, case law and guidance with extended practice examples and questions for reflection, making it an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and educators alike.

Families in Society

The Journal of Contemporary Human Services

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Category: Family services

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