Social work values and ethics /

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Author / Creator:Reamer, Frederic G., 1953-
Edition:4th ed.
Imprint:New York : Columbia University Press, c2013.
Description:xii, 261 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:Foundations of social work knowledge
Foundations of social work knowledge.
Subject:Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
Social service -- United States.
Social service.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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9780231161886 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231161883 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231161891 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780231535342 (e-book)
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • 1. Social Work Values and Ethics: An Overview
  • Core Issues in Social Work Values and Ethics
  • The Evolution of Social Work Values and Ethics
  • Discussion Questions
  • 2. Social Work Values
  • The Nature of Values in Social Work
  • Social Work's Mission: Core Values in the Profession
  • Typologies of Values in Social Work Practice
  • The Influence of Social Work's Values
  • Core Professional Virtues
  • Reconciling Personal and Professional Values
  • Cultural and Religious Values
  • The Tension Between Free Will and Determinism
  • Challenging Social Work's Values
  • From Values to Action
  • Discussion Questions
  • 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
  • Discussion Questions
  • 4. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Clinical Practice
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Self-determination and Paternalism
  • Divided Loyalties
  • Professional Boundaries, Dual Relationships, and Conflicts of Interest
  • Emerging Ethical Challenges: Social Media and Electronic Communications
  • Professional and Personal Values
  • Discussion Questions
  • 5. Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: Macro Practice
  • The Allocation of Limited Resources
  • Government and Private-Sector Responsibility for Social Welfare
  • Compliance with Regulations and Laws
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Research and Evaluation
  • The Use of Deception
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Discussion Questions
  • 6. Malpractice and Unethical Conduct: Strategies for Prevention
  • The Adjudication of Social Workers: Ethics Complaints and Lawsuits
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Informed Consent, Delivery of Services, and Boundary Violations
  • Supervision: Clients and Staff
  • Consultation, Referral, and Records
  • Deception and Fraud
  • Termination of Services
  • The Impaired Social Worker
  • Conducting an Ethics Audit
  • Discussion Questions
  • Afterword: A Future Agenda
  • Appendix: NASW Code of Ethics
  • References
  • Index