Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services: Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services: Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

by Marie Connolly, Tony Ward
     
 

People respond passionately to issues of human rights, partly because they frame our expectations of fair treatment, equity and justice. Increasingly, work within the human services is influenced by rights-based discourses. Knowledge about the nature and scope of human rights and their attendant moral assumptions are essential theoretical resources for human

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Overview

People respond passionately to issues of human rights, partly because they frame our expectations of fair treatment, equity and justice. Increasingly, work within the human services is influenced by rights-based discourses. Knowledge about the nature and scope of human rights and their attendant moral assumptions are essential theoretical resources for human service workers faced with the ethical complexities of daily practice. Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services provides a synthesis of human rights theory and human services practice and offers a rights-based model to aid professional decision-making and practice. Drawing heavily on real-life case examples the book includes chapters on working with specific client groups including offenders, people with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and refugees, and children and families. This important interdisciplinary resource is an essential tool for professionals working across the human services including those in social care, health and justice settings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843104865
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Marie Connolly, PhD, DipSocWk, has been Associate Professor and Director at the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is currently Chief Social Worker within the New Zealand government. She has published extensively in her area of scholarship, and has written six related books, including Culture and Child Protection: Reflexive Responses (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She has a social work background in statutory child welfare. Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has worked as a clinical psychologist and an academic in a number of settings, and has a small private practice. He has written over 200 publications, including ten books, primarily in the area of forensic psychology

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