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

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Imprint:Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Company, [2013]
Description:xii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Carey, Malcolm.
1409438252 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781409438267 (ebook)
9781472401014 (epub)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: practical social work ethics, professionalism and ethical space, Malcolm Carey and Lorraine Green
  • Part I. Past and Present
  • Beyond the community of persons to be accorded 'respect'? Messages from the past for social work in the Republic of Ireland
  • Secrets and lies: the ethical implications of family estrangement
  • Is cultural sensitivity always a good thing? Arguments for a universalist social work
  • To touch or not to touch? Exploring the dilemmas and ambiguities associated with touch in social work and social care settings
  • Moral Practices with Children and Families
  • An ethics journey: ethical governance of social research with vulnerable adults and the implications for practice
  • Part III. Contesting Modernisation
  • Where did we go wrong? An analysis of economic conflicts of interest, perverse financial incentives and NOMBism
  • Part II. Ethical Tensions? Ambivalent Ethics and Adult Social Work
  • Doing what's best, but best for whom? Ethics and the mental health social worker
  • Ethical contradictions in critiques of psychiatry
  • More than this? Some ethical doubts (and possibilities) regarding service user and carer participation within social work
  • Resistance in and outside the workplace: ethical practice and managerialism in the voluntary sector
  • Index