Ethics and Values in Social Work by Sarah Banks

Ethics and Values in Social Work

bySarah Banks

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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.

About The Author

SARAH BANKS is a Reader in Community and Youth Work at Durham University, UK. A qualified social worker, she is also author of Ethics in Professional Life, Ethical Issues in Youth Work and Ethics, Accountability and the Social Professions.
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Title:Ethics and Values in Social WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.48 × 5.52 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300170

ISBN - 13:9780230300170

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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
Ethical Challenges in Social Work
Principle-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics
Character and Relationship-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics
Professionalism and Codes of Ethics
Service Users' Rights: Clienthood, Citizenship, Consumerism and Activism
Social Workers' Responsibilities: Policies, Procedures and Managerialism
Ethical Problems and Dilemmas in Practice

Editorial Reviews

'The newest edition of Banks' enormously valuable Ethics and Values in Social Work provides readers with a richly nuanced examination of complex issues viewed through multiple conceptual lenses.' - Professor Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, US 'This gem of a book will be of extraordinary help to social work practitioners, instructors and students who on a daily basis confront ethical challenges. Not only does Banks clarify the meaning of ethics and values but she also uses real-world case studies to demonstrate ethically guided practice. Readers will acquire new insight and understanding from this latest work by one of our foremost contemporary scholars on integrating values, ethics and practice.' - Professor Cynthia Bisman, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, USA ''Students and practitioners around the world will appreciate Banks' comprehensive discussions of practice cases and ethical theories. A great contribution.' - Lynne M. Healy, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, School of Social Work, University of Connecticut, USA