What are my values? What are the values of others around me?
What are the values and ethics of the social work profession?
An awareness of our own ethical assumptions, and how these
inform our practice, is crucial for the student social worker.
The second edition of this bestselling book is now split into
two parts. Part 1 considers the foundations of every person's
values and provides a background to moral philosophy. Part 2
examines key ethical issues and how they determine practice, such
as using power, allocating resources, treating others with respect
and celebrating diversity.
For the second edition, two new chapters have been added to the
- The political dimension in ethical decision making
- Realism as a guiding ethical principle.
Written in a uniquely straightforward style, everyday social
work practice is the key focus throughout. Every chapter includes
interactive exercises and case studies, challenging you to
reflect on a range of practical dilemmas.
Visit the accompanying companion
website for videos of the authors discussing the issues
covered in each chapter of the book. These short clips will aid and
enhance your understanding of the importance of values and ethics
in each area of social work.
Chris Beckett and Andrew Maynard's book is essential reading for
all undergraduate and postgraduate social work students.