Ethics and Values in Social Work: An Integrated Approach for a Comprehensive Curriculum

Paperback | October 28, 2009

byAllan E. Barsky

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In a unique and student-friendly package, Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a series of learning modules that will ensure graduates receive a comprehensive ethics and values education. Designed to be easily incorporated into any curriculum, each module helps students integrate theknowledge, skills, self-awareness, and critical thinking abilities required for dealing with ethical issues. From applying basic ethical standards of practice to managing complex ethical dilemmas, this textbook equips readers with a range of tools and strategies for responding to ethical questionsand concerns. Traditional ethics textbooks provide students with a model for ethical decision making. This breakthrough textbook goes beyond ethical decision making by providing students with a strategic framework for managing ethical issues that includes guidelines for engaging others in ethical discussions andusing conflict resolution theory to promote collaborative solutions. Some textbooks introduce students to ethical theories, such as deontology, teleology, and virtue ethics. This textbook goes beyond describing these theories by providing students with opportunities to apply, compare, and contrastthese approaches as they relate to various contexts of social work practice. A wealth of case scenarios, discussion questions, and role-play exercises make this an engaging, thought-provoking teaching and learning tool. At a basic level, this textbook teaches students the essential principles and standards that define ethical practice. At a more profound level, Ethics and Values in Social Work inspires students to reach for the highest values of profession: service, dignity and worth of the person, humanrelationships, integrity, competence, social justice, human rights, and scientific inquiry.

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In a unique and student-friendly package, Ethics and Values in Social Work offers a series of learning modules that will ensure graduates receive a comprehensive ethics and values education. Designed to be easily incorporated into any curriculum, each module helps students integrate theknowledge, skills, self-awareness, and critical th...

Allan Edward Barsky, MSW, JD, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 0.79 inPublished:October 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195320956

ISBN - 13:9780195320954

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Part I - Foundations of Values and Ethics1. Values - Mine, Yours, and Ours2. Theory, Values and Ethics - Macro Perspectives3. Theory, Values and Ethics - Micro Perspectives4. Research, Values and Ethics5. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Individuals6. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Families7. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Groups8. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Organizations9. Practice, Values and Ethics - Social Work with Communities10. Policy, Values and EthicsPart II - Advanced Values and Ethics11. Supervision, Values and Ethics12. Administration, Values and Ethics13. Psychopathology, Mental Health Values and Ethics14. Child Welfare, Values and Ethics15. Criminal Justice, Values and Ethics16. Elders, Values, and EthicsGlossaryBibliography