Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230375925
Release Date: 2012-03-30
Genre: Law

Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context. Having sold over 38,000 copies across its lifetime, this is a thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic from a leading international author. Combining a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice, this edition features: • 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. Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesizes the complex ideas and concepts that characterize 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.

Values and Ethics in Social Work

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412901405
Release Date: 2005-03-18
Genre: Social Science

This 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.

What is Social Work

Author: Nigel Horner
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857256744
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Social Science

It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolutions of social work practice. Now in its fourth edition, Horner's classic introductory text looks at how issues such as the Personalisation Agenda, the work of the Reform Board, and how the notion of a Big Society and the recent contractions in government spending have impacted on practice and education.

Anti Discriminatory Practice

Author: Neil Thompson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403921601
Release Date: 2006-05-14
Genre: Social Science

This textbook has been thoroughly updated to include many new debates and developments in the theory and practice of anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive social work, including discussion of language, the diversity approach and misinterpretations of the PCS model. References, reading lists and recommended websites are all carefully revised.

Anti Oppressive Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Derek Clifford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137039965
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

This book explains the importance of using an anti-oppressive approach to understanding ethics and values in social work. It argues that an anti-oppressive approach is an intrinsic element of effective professional practice, not an optional extra. Offering an original framework and making clear the connections to good practice throughout, the authors draw on a range of classical and contemporary ethical theory, including: ■ the classic theories of Kant, Mill and Rawls ■ recent writing on virtue theory and postmodernist ethics ■ recent feminist ethical theory Numerous case examples are used to illustrate how anti-oppressive values apply to a range of ethical perspectives. These examples are systematically discussed in the text and readers are invited to consider their own position in relation to them. Guidance on further reading is provided throughout. This is an important text for students taking courses on social work ethics and values at advanced undergraduate level and beyond.

Social Work Ethics

Author: Chris L. Clark
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 0333719344
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social service

This introduction to professional ethics for social workers recognizes that social work is largely state-sponsored. Traditional values and rules are explained, followed by a concept of social work and its relationship to the state.

Ethics and Values in Social Work

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230375925
Release Date: 2012-03-30
Genre: Law

Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context. Having sold over 38,000 copies across its lifetime, this is a thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic from a leading international author. Combining a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice, this edition features: • 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. Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesizes the complex ideas and concepts that characterize 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.

Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice

Author: Lester Parrott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473907201
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Social Science

Applying values and ethics to social work practice is taught widely across the qualifying degree programme, on both Masters and BA courses. This book is a clear introduction to this subject and will help students develop their understanding by showing social work students how ethics can have positive impacts on the lives of vulnerable people. There are chapters on how social workers can make good ethical and value-based decisions when working with risk, and how the role of the social worker as professional can impact on service users. Above all the book is a timely and clear introduction to the subject, with an emphasis on advocacy and empowerment and how the beginning social worker can start to apply these concepts.

The Ethical Foundations of Social Work

Author: Stephen Cowden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317862390
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Social Science

The Ethical Foundations of Social Work provides you with an engaging, theoretical and practice-based grounding in social work ethics. The authors first examine when, how and why principles and debates historically emerged, then explicitly map them onto everyday ethical challenges and situations in social work practice. As a result, the book promotes an ethically conscious approach where principles can be flexibly and confidently applied as tools to help you with critical problem solving.

Anti Oppressive Practice

Author: Dalrymple, Jane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335218011
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Social Science

The authors draw on their own experiences and those of practitioners, service users and carers to understand issues of power and oppression, demonstrating how the law can be used to inform the development of critical anti-oppressive practice. The book therefore points the way to practice that is both empowering to service users and ultimately liberating for practitioners.

Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Maureen O'Loughlin
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473967908
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Social Science

'An excellent introduction to social work with children and families. It links practice with legislation and highlights relevant research findings'. - Mr Dan Burrows,Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University Working with children and families is one of the most challenging, skilled, but ultimately rewarding, areas of social work practice. Social workers need to be able to work with a diverse group of children and their families: from babies to teenagers, single parents to two-parent families and multi-carer families, as well as with a diverse group of professionals, such as the police, schools, hospitals, health centres and various community organisations. They need to be able to understand the law, policy and legislation that surrounds social work with children and families, while continually developing their own skills. Such skills include communication, preparation and planning, intervention, recognition, identification and assessment of significant harm, recording and report writing, managing oneself and the work, problem solving, research and analysis and decision making. This fully revised new edition aims to guide you through all of these areas and more. There are chapters on safeguarding, substitute care for children, family support for children and families, life story work and direct work with children.

Sociology and Social Work

Author: Jo Cunningham
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473907256
Release Date: 2014-07-28
Genre: Social Science

Sociological perspectives and their application to social work are an inherent part of the QAA benchmark statements in the social work degree. In addition, graduates must understand how sociological perspectives can be used to dissect societal and structural influences on human behaviour at individual, group and community levels. This fully-revised second edition includes a new chapter on social class and welfare and is mapped to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

Working with Risk

Author: Hazel Kemshall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745672083
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Genre: Political Science

Assessing and managing risk is a daily challenge for social workers. Working with risk can be anxiety provoking and demanding, requiring great skill and high levels of confidence. In these complex situations, social workers have to work hard to get the balance right. This innovative book focuses on the development and use of skills for work with risk. Using a range of case studies, examples and reflective exercises, the authors examine the key skills required to work effectively with risk. Various chapters focus on assessment skills, gathering and evaluation of information, decision-making challenges, and ethical issues. Recognising the difficulties presented in the context of busy statutory work, there is a strong focus on practical skills and tips for improving risk management plans. The book also pays careful attention to the emotional impact of working with risk, with a final chapter on the management of self in the challenging and sometimes distressing world of social work. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, the book will be essential reading for students and staff across a range of social work settings, including community care, adult services, child protection and mental health.

Modern Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137406026
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Social Science

This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches • a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice • new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share • 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking • updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.

Understanding and Using Theory in Social Work

Author: Juliette Oko
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857254986
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Social Science

Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can find challenging and complex. This book helps students to understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice. Updated with a new introduction by the author, subjects covered include values and ethics, organisational contexts and putting theory into practice. There is a chapter on the relationship between theory and practice in social work which examines notions of empowerment and concepts of social exclusion and the distinctive role of the social work practitioner. Critical thinking exercises are built into the text to aid learning and reflective thinking.