Ethics and Values in Social Work An Integrated Approach for a Comprehensive Curriculum

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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In a unique and student-friendly package, Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a series of learning modules that will ensure graduates receive a comprehensive ethics and values education. Designed to be easily incorporated into any curriculum, each module helps students integrate the knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and critical thinking abilities required for dealing with ethical issues. From applying basic ethical standards of practice to managing complex ethical dilemmas, this textbook equips readers with a range of tools and strategies for responding to ethical questions and concerns. Traditional ethics textbooks provide students with a model for ethical decision making. This breakthrough textbook goes beyond ethical decision making by providing students with a strategic framework for managing ethical issues that includes guidelines for engaging others in ethical discussions and using conflict resolution theory to promote collaborative solutions. Some textbooks introduce students to ethical theories, such as deontology, teleology, and virtue ethics. This textbook goes beyond describing these theories by providing students with opportunities to apply, compare, and contrast these approaches as they relate to various contexts of social work practice. A wealth of case scenarios, discussion questions, and role-play exercises make this an engaging, thought-provoking teaching and learning tool. At a basic level, this textbook teaches students the essential principles and standards that define ethical practice. At a more profound level, Ethics and Values in Social Work inspires students to reach for the highest values of profession: service, dignity and worth of the person, human relationships, integrity, competence, social justice, human rights, and scientific inquiry.

Author Biography

Allan Edward Barsky, MSW, JD, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Values and Ethicsp. 1
Values-Mine, Theirs, and Oursp. 12
Theory, Values, and Ethics-Macro Perspectivesp. 30
Theory, Moral Decision Making, and Ethics-Micro Perspectivesp. 44
Research, Values, and Ethicsp. 69
Practice, Values, and Ethics-Social Work with Individualsp. 94
Practice, Values, and Ethics-Social Work with Familiesp. 119
Practice, Values, and Ethics-Social Work with Groupsp. 131
Practice, Values, and Ethics-Social Work with Organizationsp. 165
Practice, Values, and Ethics-Social Work with Communitiesp. 190
Policy, Values, and Ethicsp. 219
Advanced Values and Ethicsp. 243
Supervision, Values, and Ethicsp. 281
Administration, Values, and Ethicsp. 301
Psychopathology, Mental Health, Values, and Ethicsp. 318
Child Welfare, Values, and Ethicsp. 342
Criminal Justice, Values, and Ethicsp. 364
Elders, Values, and Ethicp. 389
Glossaryp. 413
Bibliographyp. 417
Indexp. 439
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