Social Work Values and Ethics / Edition 4
ISBN-10:
0231161891
ISBN-13:
9780231161893
Pub. Date:
07/02/2013
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Social Work Values and Ethics / Edition 4

Social Work Values and Ethics / Edition 4

by Frederic Reamer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231161893
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Series: Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 162,358
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frederic G. Reamer is professor at the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. His many books include Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts Our Kids; Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice; and Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention.

Table of Contents

Preface1. Social Work Values and Ethics: An OverviewCore Issues in Social Work Values and EthicsThe Evolution of Social Work Values and EthicsDiscussion Questions2. Social Work ValuesThe Nature of Values in Social WorkSocial Work's Mission: Core Values in the ProfessionTypologies of Values in Social Work PracticeThe Influence of Social Work's ValuesCore Professional VirtuesReconciling Personal and Professional ValuesCultural and Religious ValuesThe Tension Between Free Will and DeterminismChallenging Social Work's ValuesFrom Values to ActionDiscussion Questions3. Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making: A FrameworkCodes of EthicsThe Current NASW Code of EthicsThe Resolution of Ethical DilemmasAn Overview of Ethical TheoryThe Process of Ethical Decision MakingDiscussion Questions4. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Clinical PracticeConfidentiality and PrivacySelf-determination and PaternalismDivided LoyaltiesProfessional Boundaries, Dual Relationships, and Conflicts of InterestEmerging Ethical Challenges: Social Media and Electronic CommunicationsProfessional and Personal ValuesDiscussion Questions5. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Macro PracticeThe Allocation of Limited ResourcesGovernment and Private-Sector Responsibility for Social WelfareCompliance with Regulations and LawsOrganizational EthicsResearch and EvaluationThe Use of DeceptionWhistle-blowingDiscussion Questions6. Malpractice and Unethical Conduct: Strategies for PreventionThe Adjudication of Social Workers: Ethics Complaints and LawsuitsConfidentiality and PrivacyInformed Consent, Delivery of Services, and Boundary ViolationsSupervision: Clients and StaffConsultation, Referral, and RecordsDeception and FraudTermination of ServicesThe Impaired Social WorkerConducting an Ethics AuditDiscussion QuestionsAfterword: A Future AgendaAppendix: NASW Code of EthicsReferencesIndex

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Carel Germain

This sophisticated analysis of forms of malpractice and professional misconduct in both direct and indirect practice is richly illustrated by practice vignettes. This is a book to be studied by all social work students and seasoned practitioners.

Lawrence Shulman

An invaluable tool for the experienced professional and the social work student, providing clear guidelines for exploring and resolving the ethical issues of our time.

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