Ethics and Values in Social Work

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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A thoroughly updated edition from a trusted author, this book provides an authoritative and accessible account of professional ethics in social work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice with new practice examples, it remains the essential discourse on ethics and values within the international framework.

Author Biography

Sarah Banks is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and co-director of the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University, UK. A qualified social worker, she is author of Ethics in Professional Life and Ethics, Accountability and the Social Professions and co-editor of Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World: Cases and Commentaries.

Table of Contents

Ethical Issues in Social Work
Principle-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics
Character and Relationship-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics
Professionalism and Codes of Ethics
Service Users' Rights: Clienthood, Citizenship and Consumerism
Social Workers' Responsibilities: Policies, Procedures and Managerialism
Ethical Problems and Dilemmas in Practice

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