Values and Ethics in Social Work
AUTHOR: Beckett, Chris and Maynard, Andrew
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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In social work there is seldom an uncontroversial `right way' of doing things. So how will you deal with the value questions and ethical dilemmas that you will be faced with as a professional social worker?
This lively and readable introductory text is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the principles of values and ethics which no social worker should be without. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book successfully explores the complexities of ethical issues, while recognising the real-world context in which social workers operate.
Key features of the text include:
- Full of hands-on advice and tips for professional practice.
- Engaging and student-friendly. Each chapter is packed with case studies, reader exercises, key definitions and useful summaries.
- Comprehensive content. The book explores core issues such as moral philosophy; professionalism; religion; power; oppression; difference and diversity; and ethical codes of practice.
- Satisfies all the curriculum and training requirements for the new social work degree.
Mapping directly on to first year courses, this text is essential reading for all social work undergraduates. It is an ideal refresher text for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate and post-qualifying students, and for professionals.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/23/2005