Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice / Edition 9

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ETHICAL DECISIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE will help you recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify your ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in your practice. It places ethical decision making within the context of professional ethics and provides guidelines, including two ethical screens, to help you identify priorities among competing ethical obligations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840034106
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Series: Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 126,597
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Dolgoff is a professor and has served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, as associate dean and acting dean at Adelphi University, and as senior program specialist at the CSWE. He is co-author of UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE: A SEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), and is author of AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPERVISORY PRACTICE IN HUMAN SERVICES (Pearson, 2005).

Donna Harrington is professor and doctoral program director at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on child welfare and child maltreatment.

Frank M. Loewenberg is professor emeritus and former director of the School of Social Work of Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of FROM CHARITY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (Transaction Books, 2001) and recently edited FIFTY YEARS OF SOCIAL WORK IN ISRAEL: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING SOCIETY (Jerusalem Magnes Press, 1998). He was a contributor to the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL POLICY (Routledge, 2004).

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Table of Contents

1. Ethical Choices in the Helping Professions. 2. Values and Professional Ethics. 3. Guidelines for Ethical Decision Making. 4. Guidelines for Ethical Decision Making. 5. Client Rights and Professional Expertise. 6. Value Neutrality and Imposing Values. 7. The Professional Relationship: Limits, Dilemmas, and Problems. 8. Confidentiality and Informed Consent. 9. Social Justice, Limited Resources, and Advocacy. 10. Organizational and Work Relationships. 11. Social Work With Selected Client Groups. 12. Changing World, Changing Dilemmas. 13. Whose Responsibility Are Professional Ethics?

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