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Ethics and Values in Social Work (5th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

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Practical Social Work Series

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With over 40,000 copies sold across its lifetime, this is social work classic from a leading international author. Synthesizing the complex ideas and concepts that characterize social work's value base, Sarah Banks expertly...

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With over 40,000 copies sold across its lifetime, this is social work classic from a leading international author. Synthesizing the complex ideas and concepts that characterize social work's value base, Sarah Banks expertly provides a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context. Ethics and Values in Social Work is co-published with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and this fifth edition provides revised and updated analysis of professional regulation and codes of practice. 

Written with Banks' trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this updated edition continues to be a relevant and invaluable resource for all students taking Ethics and Values modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as educators and practitioners of social work.

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  • Combines a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice
  • 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, bringing social issues to life
  • Comparison of codes of ethics from across the globe
  • A wealth of supportive features, such as points for reflection, extended case studies and further resources

 

  • Revised and updated analyses of professional regulations and codes of practices 
  • Updated case studies with an increased number of global examples of social work practice 
  • More cases featuring adults 

Introduction
1. Ethical challenges in social work
2. Principle-based approaches to social work ethics
3. Character and relationship-based approaches to social work ethics
4. Principles into practice: professionalism and codes of ethics
5. Service users’ rights: clienthood, citizenship, consumerism and activism
6. Social workers’ responsibilities: policies, procedures and managerialism
7. Ethical problems and dilemmas in practice
References
Index.

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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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