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The ethical foundations of social work [electronic resource] / Stephen Cowden.

By: Cowden, Stephen [author.].
Contributor(s): Pullen-Sansfacon, Annie.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317862406 (ebk.).Subject(s): Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects | Social workers -- Professional ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Ethical Foundations of Social WorkDDC classification: 174.93613 Online resources: Ebook available via ProQuest Ebook Central; click to view
Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1. What is social work?: 1. Social work histories -- 2. Ethics and values in social work -- Part 2. The social dimensions of social work ethics: 3. Power in social work -- 4. The idea of empowerment in social work -- 5. Bureaucracy and social work -- Part 3. Theorising ethical practice: 6. Respect for the person, self-determination and the idea of universality: the Kantian perspective -- 7. Social justice: the ethics of Mill and Rawls -- 8. Professionalism in social work: character- and relationship-based approaches to ethicsIntroduction -- Conclusion
Summary: "The Ethical Foundations of Social Work provides an engaging, theoretically rigorous and practice-based grounding in social work ethics. The authors examine when, how and why principles and debates historically emerged, and then explicitly map them onto everyday ethical challenges and situations in social work practice. As such, the book promotes an ethically 'conscious' approach whereby principles can be applied flexibly and confidently as tools for critically responding to problems. Key features: Real life case studies illustrate contemporary ethical dilemmas and help explore the process of critically analysing a situation -- Demonstrates the relationship between ethical theory and practice -- Shows how contemporary Codes of Practice have emerged from debates -- Looks at how individuals and groups relate to each other as well as to social institutions -- Boxed material focuses on key issues and summary points, and further reading supports and extends the reader. The Ethical Foundations of Social Work is essential reading for social work students and practitioners looking for a thorough grounding in ethical issues and practice. It will also be of interest more widely in social care and the social sciences."- Publisher information
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Introduction -- Part 1. What is social work?: 1. Social work histories -- 2. Ethics and values in social work -- Part 2. The social dimensions of social work ethics: 3. Power in social work -- 4. The idea of empowerment in social work -- 5. Bureaucracy and social work -- Part 3. Theorising ethical practice: 6. Respect for the person, self-determination and the idea of universality: the Kantian perspective -- 7. Social justice: the ethics of Mill and Rawls -- 8. Professionalism in social work: character- and relationship-based approaches to ethicsIntroduction -- Conclusion

"The Ethical Foundations of Social Work provides an engaging, theoretically rigorous and practice-based grounding in social work ethics. The authors examine when, how and why principles and debates historically emerged, and then explicitly map them onto everyday ethical challenges and situations in social work practice. As such, the book promotes an ethically 'conscious' approach whereby principles can be applied flexibly and confidently as tools for critically responding to problems. Key features: Real life case studies illustrate contemporary ethical dilemmas and help explore the process of critically analysing a situation -- Demonstrates the relationship between ethical theory and practice -- Shows how contemporary Codes of Practice have emerged from debates -- Looks at how individuals and groups relate to each other as well as to social institutions -- Boxed material focuses on key issues and summary points, and further reading supports and extends the reader. The Ethical Foundations of Social Work is essential reading for social work students and practitioners looking for a thorough grounding in ethical issues and practice. It will also be of interest more widely in social care and the social sciences."- Publisher information

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