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From the Front Lines : Student Cases in Social Work Ethics

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ISBN13:

9780205412693

ISBN10:
0205412696
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

Using the revised NASWCode of Ethicsas a framework,From the Front Lines: Student Cases in Social Work Ethicsoutlines the elements of ethical decision-making to provide social work and human professionals in all settings with a clear guide to ethical problem recognition, definition, and solution. Integrated and contextualized cases throughout the book encourage develop an awareness of the impact of ethical issues at all levels of social work practice.Examples drawn from child welfare, work with families, medical social work, social justice, and others, promote thoughtful evaluation and decision-making. Rothman stresses the importance of gathering necessary information and presents three alternative, frequently-used systems of theories and principles (Gewirth's Ethical Principles Hierarchy, Loewenberg and Dolgoff's Ethical Principles Screen, and Beauchamp and Childress' Bioethics Model).

Table of Contents

Contents by Practice Context xi
Preface xv
Contributors xix
INTRODUCTION Elements of Ethical Decision Making 1(20)
DEFINING THE ETHICAL PROBLEM
3(2)
GATHERING INFORMATION
5(2)
THEORETICAL CONCEPTS
7(1)
Examining Ethical Theories
7(1)
The Role of Free Will and Choice
8(1)
FROM THEORIES TO PRINCIPLES
8(4)
Alan Gewirth's Principles Hierarchy
9(1)
Loewenberg and Dolgoff's Ethical Principles Screen
9(1)
A Bioethics Perspective: The Medical Model
10(1)
Different Systems Engender Different Results
11(1)
USING THE CODE OF ETHICS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
12(4)
Overview
13(1)
Legal Codes and Ethical Codes
14(1)
Laws, Malpractice, and the NASW Code of Ethics
14(1)
Laws and Personal Ethical Standards
15(1)
Ethical but Illegal Practice
15(1)
Using the Code to Inform Legal/Ethical Decisions
15(1)
CLIENT VALUES, SOCIETAL VALUES, AND PERSONAL VALUES
16(1)
DEFINING OPTIONS AND ARRIVING AT A RESOLUTION
17(1)
CASE PRESENTATIONS
18(2)
Organization of Chapters
19(1)
Organization of Case Material
19(1)
REFERENCES
20(1)
CHAPTER ONE NASW Ethical Standard One: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Clients 21(51)
INTRODUCTION
21(4)
Provisions of Code
21(1)
The Cases
22(3)
CASE STUDY 1.1 PROTECTING THE BEST INTERESTS OF A MINOR / Elena B. Glekas
25(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
29(1)
CASE STUDY 1.2 WHEN "BEST INTERESTS OF CLIENT" HARM A THIRD PARTY / Karen Altenberg Libman
30(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
36(1)
CASE STUDY 1.3 WHEN LIVING FEELS LIKE DYING: ETHICAL DECISION
MAKING WITH A DEPRESSED DIALYSIS PATIENT / Mary A. Kardauskas
37(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
43(1)
CASE STUDY 1.4 READING THE FUTURE: WHEN "BEST INTEREST" MUST LAST TWENTY YEARS / Amy Craig-Van Grack
44(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
50(1)
CASE STUDY 1.5 IN THE CLIENT'S INTEREST: SELF-DETERMINATION AND MENTAL DISABILITY / Jose Carlos Vera
51(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
54(2)
CASE STUDY 1.6 THE ADOPTION RECORDS CONTROVERSY: THREE PRIMARY CLIENTS WHOSE INTERESTS MAY CONFLICT / Sarah M. Russell
56(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
60(1)
CASE STUDY 1.7 BELIEVING AN EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILD: ABUSED OR CONFUSED? / Shahla R. Adam
61(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
64(2)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
66(6)
CHAPTER TWO NASW Ethical Standard Two: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues 72(23)
INTRODUCTION
72(3)
Provisions of Code
72(1)
The Cases
73(2)
CASE STUDY 2.1 SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: A DILEMMA IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT / Karen A. Wilson
75(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
80(1)
CASE STUDY 2.2 COLLEAGUE MISCONDUCT: WHAT'S AN INTERN TO DO? / Jeanine Castilho da Silva
81(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
86(1)
CASE STUDY 2.3 WHEN A COLLEAGUE "DEFINES" POLICY-AND YOU DON'T AGREE! / Linda K. Lopez
87(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
91(2)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
93(2)
CHAPTER THREE NASW Ethical Standard Three: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Practice Settings 95(49)
INTRODUCTION
95(1)
Provisions of Code
95(2)
The Cases
97(2)
CASE STUDY 3.1 CAN LIMITATION OF INFORMED CONSENT BY AN AGENCY EVER BE JUSTIFIED? / Diane Inselberg Spirer
99(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
104(1)
CASE STUDY 3.2 COMPUTERIZED RECORD KEEPING: AGENCY EFFICIENCY VERSUS CLIENT PRIVACY / Aimee H. Mclain
105(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
108(2)
CASE STUDY 3.3 MEETING THE NEEDS OF IMMIGRANTS: MUST ACCULTURATION BE A CONDITION OF AGENCY SERVICE? / Thomas W. Gray
110(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
116(1)
CASE STUDY 3.4 CONFIDENTIALITY INA SPECIAL SCHOOL SETTING: WHAT IS THE STUDENTS' BEST INTEREST? / Patricia de Jesus
117(8)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
123(2)
CASE STUDY 3.5 AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE COUNSELOR'S DILEMMA / Mel Hall-Crawford
125(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
130(2)
CASE STUDY 3.6 GROUP THERAPY: CLIENT NEEDS AND FISCAL VIABILITY / Thomas C. Bertone
132(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
138(1)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
139(5)
CHAPTER FOUR NASW Ethical Standard Four: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities as Professionals 144(26)
INTRODUCTION
144(3)
Provision of Code
144(1)
The Cases
145(2)
CASE STUDY 4.1 WHEN A CLIENT THREATENS SUICIDE: CLIENT AUTONOMY AND PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATION / Gigi Stowe
147(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
151(1)
CASE STUDY 4.2 "NOW THAT YOU'RE LEAVING, WHY CAN'T WE JUST BE FRIENDS?" / Joanna P. Martin
152(4)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
155(1)
CASE STUDY 4.3 THE PROFESSIONAL IN PEER SUPPORT GROUPS: WHERE DO WE FIT IN? / Mickey J. W. Smith
156(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
161(1)
CASE STUDY 4.4 FIDELITY TO A CLIENT UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE / Marian D. Kaufman
162(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
166(1)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
167(3)
CHAPTER FIVE NASW Ethical Standard Five: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to the Social Work Profession 170(28)
INTRODUCTION
170(3)
Provisions of Code
170(1)
The Cases
171(2)
CASE STUDY 5.1 "MY CLIENTS ARE INA HURRY!": PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY VERSUS CLIENT SELF-DETERMINATION / Shereen Rubenstein
173(4)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
176(1)
CASE STUDY 5.2 RAPE: WHEN PROFESSIONAL VALUES PLACE VULNERABLE CLIENTS AT RISK / Eileen A. Dombo
177(4)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
180(1)
CASE STUDY 5.3 WHEN CLIENT SELF-DETERMINATION PLACES AN UNBORN CHILD AT RISK / Patricia Y. Braun
181(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
186(2)
CASE STUDY 5.4 "DISCHARGE HER TO A HOSPICE NOW!"-A CONFLICT OF PROFESSIONAL LOYALTIES / Josephine K. Bulkley
188(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
194(1)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
195(3)
CHAPTER SIX NASW Ethical Standard Six: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to the Broader Society 198(45)
INTRODUCTION
198(3)
Provisions of Code
198(1)
The Cases
199(2)
CASE STUDY 6.1 HIV: THE CONFIDENTIALITY/DUTY-TO-WARN DILEMMA / Robin E. Rolley
201(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
204(2)
CASE STUDY 6.2 DEALING DRUGS: CAN CONFIDENTIALITY EVER BE JUSTIFIED? / Julie B. Goodale
206(5)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
209(2)
CASE STUDY 6.3 LIMITING SELF-PROTECTION FOR VULNERABLE CLIENTS: AN ACCEPTABLE RISK FOR THE PROTECTION OF SOCIETY? / Stephen Hardstack
211(6)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
215(2)
CASE STUDY 6.4 OUTPATIENT COMMITMENT: MUST MENTAL DISABILITY PRECLUDE
CIVIL LIBERTY? / Kimberly Platt
217(4)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
221(1)
CASE STUDY 6.5 GENETIC RESEARCH: FOR THE GOOD OF THIS SUBJECT OR FOR (FUTURE) SOCIETY? / Daniel W. Wilson
222(9)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
229(2)
CASE STUDY 6.6 A COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE: SOCIAL WORK AND IMMIGRATION POLICY / M. Therésè Jones
231(7)
Questions for Thought and Discussion
237(1)
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
238(5)
CHAPTER SEVEN Applying the NASW Ethical Standards of Practice: Your Turn! 243(15)
INTRODUCTION
243(1)
Provisions of Code
243(1)
Application of the Decision-Making Process Structure
243(1)
The Cases
244(14)
CASE STUDY 7.1 FLORA MENDEZ
245(1)
CASE STUDY 7.2 KENNY STROBER
246(1)
CASE STUDY 7.3 JASON MARSHALL
247(1)
CASE STUDY 7.4 VIOLET SANCHEZ
248(1)
CASE STUDY 7.5 "MAC"
249(1)
CASE STUDY 7.6 MELINDA HASSAN
250(2)
CASE STUDY 7.7 PATRICK DONNALLY
252(1)
CASE STUDY 7.8 MATHILDA CASTILLO
253(1)
CASE STUDY 7.9 MEN'S GROUP
254(1)
CASE STUDY 7.10 REHABILITATION CENTER
255(1)
CASE STUDY 7.11 MEGAN'S LAW
256(1)
CASE STUDY 7.12 MARCIA AND FRANCINE
257(1)
APPENDIX The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (Revised 1996) 258(21)
PREAMBLE
258(1)
PURPOSE OF THE NASW CODE OF ETHICS
259(2)
ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
261(1)
ETHICAL STANDARDS
262(17)
Index 279


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