Ethics and Values in Social Work

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

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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. BL Format and contents help social work programs meet and exceed CSWE accreditation standards, providing a clear structure for integrating ethics and values content throughout foundation and advanced courses. BL The six-stage framework for managing ethical issues provides a range of tools and strategies for identifying, analyzing, and responding to ethical problems, dilemmas, and breaches. BL A developmental approach to learning ethics supports students in engaging in higher levels of understanding, abstraction, application, and synthesis of ethics material. BL Experiential exercises prepare students for managing the ethical and values issues that may arise in field placements. BL Fun, engaging activities encourage students to reflect, question, and apply theory to practice. BL Thought-provoking and reality-based case examples illustrate thorny ethical issues that professionals may encounter, ranging from end-of-life decision making to boundary crossings to rationing resources during a national more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 184 x 254 x 22mm | 821g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 illus.
  • 0195320956
  • 9780195320954
  • 1,076,087

About Allan E. Barsky

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

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"Barsky's six stages of ethical management is a model that will be widely used and cited in the future, and this text will likely emerge as the definitive study on social work ethics. The integration of the gripping case examples and theory of ethics is superior."--Katherine van Wormer, Professor of Social Work, University of Northern Iowa..".extensive and authoritative...while utilizing an easy-to-read writing style and a wealth of examples embedded in well conceived classroom exercises....There are many strengths to this book that are often absent in similar texts."--Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics"This text is ideal for exploring both theoretical and practical aspects of social work ethics. Students benefit from the varied and thought-provoking scenarios given. The extensive glossary is very helpful and not seen in other texts on ethics." --Claudia J. Dewane, Associate Professor of Social Work, Temple University Featured in Newswiseshow more

Table of contents

Part I - Foundations of Values and Ethics ; 1. Values - Mine, Yours, and Ours ; 2. Theory, Values and Ethics - Macro Perspectives ; 3. Theory, Values and Ethics - Micro Perspectives ; 4. Research, Values and Ethics ; 5. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Individuals ; 6. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Families ; 7. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Groups ; 8. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Organizations ; 9. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Communities ; 10. Policy, Values and Ethics ; Part II - Advanced Values and Ethics ; 11. Supervision, Values and Ethics ; 12. Administration, Values and Ethics ; 13. Psychopathology, Mental Health Values and Ethics ; 14. Child Welfare, Values and Ethics ; 15. Criminal Justice, Values and Ethics ; 16. Elders, Values, and Ethics ; Glossary ; Bibliographyshow more

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