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Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention / Edition 2

Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention / Edition 2

by Frederic Reamer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231127219
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2003
Series: Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frederic G. Reamer is professor of social work at Rhode Island College. A recipient of the Council on Social Work Education's award for distinguished contributions in social work, he is the author of ten books published by Columbia.

Table of Contents

1. Professional Malpractice and Liability: An Overview
2. Confidentiality and Privacy
3. Service Delivery: Improper Treatment
4. Service Delivery: Impaired Social Workers
5. Supervision: Clients and Staff
6. Consultation, Referral, and Records
7. Deception and Fraud
8. Termination of Service
9. Concluding Observations
Appendix: Sample Forms
Legal Citations

What People are Saying About This

Paul A. Kurzman

Social Work Malpractice and Liability is the definitive work on this subject, written by the preeminent scholar on the topic in the social work profession. Professor Reamer once again speaks here with great clarity, authority and wisdom. Clearly, this book simply has no equal. Don't leave home [for work] without it!

Loretta Sih Robinson

A defining, landmark reference for social workers in nearly every setting. It is a thoughtful guide, containing illustrative case examples. It provides the perspectives and strategies to mitigate a social worker's malpractice risk, while still respecting the profession's values and objectives as the overarching principles. It underscores what we at the NASW Insurance Trust have seen in the past few decades–that, indeed, it is possible to substantially reduce one's professional liability risk through continuing education that links competent practice, ethics and informed decisionmaking.

Sheldon R. Gelman

Essential reading for every practitioner, especially those in independent practice. Identifies obligations, pitfalls and required preventative actions. Excellent use of case law and practice wisdom to illustrate accountable practice.

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