Practical social work ethics : complex dilemmas within applied social care /

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Imprint:Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Subject:Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
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Other authors / contributors:Carey, Malcolm.
Green, Lorraine (Lorraine Carol)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore not theoretically driven with some practical elements attached, but is instead is a practice-based book, where any theory introduced is linked to tangible practice situations. It is also thought-provoking, controversial in parts and always engaging. With a focussed and clear writing style, this book will be of interest to all social work students and practitioners interested in the p.
Other form:Print version: Practical social work ethics. Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2013] 9781409438250
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Practical Social Work Ethics, Professionalism and Ethical Space; Part I Past and Present: Moral Practices with Children and Families; 1 Beyond the Community of Persons to Be Accorded 'Respect'? Messages from the Past for Social Work in the Republic of Ireland; 2 Secrets and Lies: The Ethical Implications of Family Estrangement; 3 Is Cultural Sensitivity Always a Good Thing? Arguments for a Universalist Social Work.
  • 4 To Touch or Not to Touch? Exploring the Dilemmas and Ambiguities Associated with Touch in Social Work and Social Care SettingsPart II Ethical Tensions? Ambivalent Ethics and Adult Social Work; 5 Doing What's Best, but Best for Whom? Ethics and the Mental Health Social Worker; 6 Ethical Contradictions in Critiques of Psychiatry; 7 An Ethics Journey: Ethical Governance of Social Research with Vulnerable Adults and the Implications for Practice; Part III Contesting Modernisation; 8 Where Did We Go Wrong? An Analysis of Conflicts of Interest, Perverse Financial Incentives and NOMBism.
  • 9 More Than This? Some Ethical Doubts (and Possibilities) Regarding Service User and Carer Participation within Social Work10 Resistance In and Outside the Workplace: Ethical Practice and Managerialism in the Voluntary Sector; Index.