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Ethics and Values in Social Work (4th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 304
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Practical Social Work Series

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15 May 2012

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This thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic textbook from a leading international author, offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a...

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This thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic textbook from a leading international author, offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context, and combines a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice.Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesises the complex ideas and concepts that characterise social work's value base. Written with Banks' trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this book will continue to be an invaluable resource for all students, educators and practitioners of social work.

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  • Written by a leading international authority on professional ethics
  • Author's clarity of expression makes subjects that can seem abstract and difficult more accessible and easy to understand for students
  • Based on author's extensive national and international experience
  • Explores and compares codes of ethics from over 30 different countries
  • Provides a truly global understanding of professional ethics that still applies clearly to local contexts

  • Detailed discussion of the participation of service users, including their role as activists and the importance of the service user movement
  • Extended analysis of professional regulation and codes of practice, and their role in defining the nature of social work
  • A vast array of practice examples, which bring current social issues to life
  • Comparison of the latest codes of ethics from across the globe
  • A wealth of supportive features, such as points for reflection, extended case studies and further resources

Preface
Introduction
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, Consumerism and Activism
Social Workers' Responsibilities: Policies, Procedures and Managerialism
Ethical Problems and Dilemmas in Practice

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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 editor of Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World: Cases and Commentaries.

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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 editor of Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World: Cases and Commentaries.

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