Ethical Decision Making In Social Work And Counselling

Paperback | February 9, 2006

byPamela Miller

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The focus of this text on ethical decision-making reflects the reality of practice in human services where we are increasingly faced with complex and contentious issues that by definition do not lend themselves to simple solutions. Part of the complexity arises from the deepening seriousness and complexity of questions, concerns, and problems service users present to us along with the multiple roles we play with the requirement to engage in inter professional practice with colleagues from a variety of allied professions. This all occurs within a context of conflicting directives from codes of ethics, legal requirements, agency policies with often inadequate or limited resources and service user needs and expectations. To assist in learning how to respond in an ethically thoughtful manner to this context, we have provided in this text decision making models, core concepts related to ethical practice, value clarification exercises, practice situations with inquiry questions and tasks to assist the reader to think through and become engaged with the ethical dimensions of the situations.

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The focus of this text on ethical decision-making reflects the reality of practice in human services where we are increasingly faced with complex and contentious issues that by definition do not lend themselves to simple solutions. Part of the complexity arises from the deepening seriousness and complexity of questions, concerns, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.63 inPublished:February 9, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176415270

ISBN - 13:9780176415273

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 - The Ethical Dimensions of PracticeChapter 2 - Legal and Ethical Dimensions to PracticeChapter 3 - Values and Professional EthicsChapter 4 - Essential Professional Obligations and Duty to ClientsChapter 5 - Confidentiality in the Professional Relationship: Protecting Client PrivacyChapter 6 - Informed ConsentChapter 7 - Responsibilities to Society: Social Justice as a Professional Ethical ResponsibilityChapter 8 - Responsibilities to the Profession: Accountability to Colleagues and EmployersChapter 9 - Professional Relationships, Use of Power, and BoundariesChapter 10 - Self Care: Preventing Burnout and Covenant Model of Professional RelationshipsAppendix A - Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Code of EthicsAppendix B - National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of EthicsAppendix C - The American Psychological Association''s Code of ConductAppendix D - Canadian Code of Conduct for PsychologistsIndex