Social work values and ethics /

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Author / Creator:Reamer, Frederic G., 1953-
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:New York : Columbia University Press, c1999.
Description:xi, 247 p. ; 23 cm.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0231113900 (cloth)
0231113919 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-243) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Social Work Values and Ethics: An Overview
  • The Evolution of Social Work Values and Ethics
  • The Emergence of Applied Professional Ethics
  • 2. Social Work Values
  • The Nature of Social Work's Mission
  • Typologies of Values in Social Work Practice
  • The Influence of Social Work Values
  • Reconciling Personal and Professional Values
  • Cultural and Religious Values
  • Values and the Duty to Aid
  • Challenging Social Work's Values
  • From Values to Action
  • 3. Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making: A Framework
  • Codes of Ethics
  • The Current NASW Code of Ethics
  • The Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
  • An Overview of Ethical Theory
  • The Process of Ethical Decision Making
  • 4. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Direct Practice
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Self-Determination and Paternalism
  • Divided Loyalties
  • Professional Boundaries and Conflicts of Interest
  • Professional and Personal Values
  • 5. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Indirect Practice
  • The Allocation of Limited Resources
  • Government and Private-Sector Responsibility for Social Welfare
  • Compliance with Regulations and Laws
  • Labor-Management Disputes
  • Research and Evaluation
  • The Use of Deception
  • Whistle-Blowing
  • 6. Professional Malpractice and Misconduct: The Enforcement of Social Work Ethics
  • The Adjudication of Social Workers
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Delivery of Services
  • Supervision: Clients and Staff
  • Consultation, Referral, and Records
  • Deception and Fraud
  • Interpretation
  • Termination of Service
  • The Impaired Social Worker