Social Work Values and Ethics

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Juni 1999



This is the leading introduction to professional values and ethics in social work. Frederic G. Reamer provides social workers with a succinct and comprehensive overview of the most critical issues relating to professional values and ethics, including the nature of social work values, ethical dilemmas, and professional misconduct. Conceptually rich and attuned to the complexities of ethical decision making, Social Work Values and Ethics is unique in striking the right balance between history, theory, and practical application.
For the third edition, Reamer has updated the content and strengthened the relevance of the case material. Also new to the third edition:
-- Discussion of the moral dialogue between practitioner and client -- Coverage of virtue ethics -- Practical discussion of concepts underlying social work ethics -- Expanded application of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics to ethical dilemmas in the profession -- A look at the historical evolution of ethical standards in social work -- New vignettes, illustrating difficult ethical decisions -- More guidance on informed consent and termination of services -- Discussion questions at the end of each chapter -- A section on how to conduct a social work ethics audit


1. Social Work Values and Ethics: An OverviewThe Evolution of Social Work Values and EthicsThe Emergence of Applied Professional Ethics2. Social Work ValuesThe Nature of Social Work's MissionTypologies of Values in Social Work PracticeThe Influence of Social Work ValuesReconciling Personal and Professional ValuesCultural and Religious ValuesValues and the Duty to AidChallenging Social Work's ValuesFrom Values to Action3. 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 Making4. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Direct PracticeConfidentiality and PrivacySelf-Determination and PaternalismDivided LoyaltiesProfessional Boundaries and Conflicts of InterestProfessional and Personal Values5. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Indirect PracticeThe Allocation of Limited ResourcesGovernment and Private-Sector Responsibility for Social WelfareCompliance with Regulations and LawsLabor-Management DisputesResearch and EvaluationThe Use of DeceptionWhistle-Blowing6. Professional Malpractice and Misconduct: The Enforcement of Social Work EthicsThe Adjudication of Social WorkersConfidentiality and PrivacyDelivery of ServicesSupervision: Clients and StaffConsultation, Referral, and RecordsDeception and FraudInterpretationTermination of ServiceThe Impaired Social Worker


Frederic G. Reamer


"A valuable educational manual for students and professionals in the complex and changing field." -- Wisconsin Bookwatch
EAN: 9780231113915
ISBN: 0231113919
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Second Edition, . Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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