It is vital that social workers have a deep and critical understanding of the social work value-base, and are able to analyse and apply values and ethics to their everyday practice. This fully-revised edition of one of our best-selling titles identifies current issues in social work and then applies an ethical dimension. These issues are then investigated further within an anti-discriminatory framework and against the background of the code of practice for social care workers and employers. Traditional value perspectives are clearly explained and current developments in virtue theory and the ethics of care for social work are also introduced.
About the Author
Lester Parrott is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Keele University where he teaches and publishes in the area of social policy and social work. He is the author of "Social Work and Social Care ", a textbook on the relevance and relationship of social policy to social workers.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPreparing for Social WorkAnti-Oppressive PracticePrinciples and ConsequencesBeing AccountableManaging RiskAdvocacy and Social Work OrganisationsThe Ethics of Partnership WorkingEthics in Social Work OrganisationsReferences