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Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice / Edition 1
     

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice / Edition 1

by Norman Linzer, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
 

ISBN-10: 0205290418

ISBN-13: 9780205290413

Pub. Date: 09/23/1998

Publisher: Pearson

Is it right for a relative to assist in the suicide of an ailing loved one? Is it fair for a boss to avoid firing an employee? Ethics is a hot topic these days. Hardly a day goes by without a news story detailing breaches of ethical conduct in government, business, education, and the professions. Ethical dilemmas test the personal value system of all

Overview

Is it right for a relative to assist in the suicide of an ailing loved one? Is it fair for a boss to avoid firing an employee? Ethics is a hot topic these days. Hardly a day goes by without a news story detailing breaches of ethical conduct in government, business, education, and the professions. Ethical dilemmas test the personal value system of all individuals at different points in their lives. This book provides a unique integration of theory and practice, by presenting ethical dilemmas that many people will encounter in their careers and personal lives, and offering models for classifying value conflicts and making ethical decisions. This how-to approach provides a way of thinking about values and ethics that permits the reader to make his or her own decisions based on rational decision-making models. The author provides numerous examples that encapsulate all sides of certain ethical conflicts, helping readers to visualize and understand the issues and processes involved in resolving ethical dilemmas. The book is divided into three sections: Values, Ethics, and Autonomy & Paternalism. Social workers, educators, theologians, and professional and community leaders. A Longwood Professional Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205290413
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/23/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with “Conclusion.”

Cases.

Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

I.VALUES.

1.The Nature and Function of Values.

Definition.

Values and Knowledge.

Functions of Values.

Classification of Values.

Professional Values versus Client Values.

2.Values Classification.

Illustrative Cases and Analysis.

3.Personal Values versus Professional Values.

What to Do with Personal Values?

Strategies for Conflict Resolution.

II.ETHICS.

4.Ethics in Social Work.

A Time Line of Social Work's Code of Ethics.

Definition.

Ethics and Morals.

General Ethics versus Professional Ethics.

A Model of Ethical Decision Making.

The Tyranny of Principles.

Sources of Professional Ethics.

Social Work Ethics.

5.Confidentiality.

Confidentiality.

Privileged Communication.

Informed Consent.

6.Domestic Violence.

Patterns and Scope of the Problem.

Public Policy Development.

Professional Values.

7.Child Welfare.

Child Abuse and Neglect.

Adoption.

8.Welfare Reform.

The Scope of Welfare.

Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work.

Opportunity Act.

Moral Perspectives.

The Political Right on the Morality of Welfare Recipients.

The Ideology and Values of the Social Work Community.

Moral Dilemmas.

9.Managed Care.

Characteristics and Functions of Managed Care.

Ethical Dilemmas in Managed Behavioral Health Care.

10.Lay-Professional Relationships.

Circumventing the Waiting List.

Fund-Raising.

III.AUTONOMY AND PATERNALISM.

11.Autonomy versus Paternalism.

The Principle of Respect for Autonomy.

Autonomy as Self-Determination.

The Principle of Benefience.

Paternalism.

Decision-Making Capacity.

Community as a Counterprinciple.

Autonomy and Paternalism in Social Work Practice.

12.Refusal of Services.

Illustrative Cases and Analysis.

13.Assisted Suicide.

The Philosopher's Brief.

Religious Perspectives.

The Supreme Court Decision.

Medical Practice.

The Social Work Approach.

14.Spirituality, Ethics and Social Work in Long-Term Care.

Determining Capacity.

Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration.

Spirituality and Religion.

Case Study for Panel Discussion.

Questions for the Panel.

The Protestant Perspective.

The Catholic Perspective.

The Muslim Perspective.

The Jewish Perspective.

The Hindu Perspective.

The Social Work Perspective.

Epilogue: Social Work Ethics in Practice.

Values in Conflict.

Ethical Decision-Making.

Ethics in Practice.

The Ethics of Ambiguity.

Ethics and Character.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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