Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human Services by Frederic G. Reamer

Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human Services

byFrederic G. Reamer

Kobo ebook | June 5, 2001

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Reamer examines the ethics involving intimate and sexual relationships with clients and former clients, practitioners' self-disclosure, giving and receiving favors and gifts, bartering for services, and unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances such as social encounters and geographical proximity. Case vignettes help illustrate important points. Reamer also gives practical risk-management models to aid human service professionals in the prevention of problematic situations and the managing of dual relationships.

Frederic Reamer is professor of social work at Rhode Island College and was chair of the NASW Code of Ethics Revision Committee. His previous books include Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service, Social Work Values and Ethics, Social Work Malpractice and Liability, The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work, AIDS and Ethics, The Foundat...
Title:Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human ServicesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 5, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023150618X

ISBN - 13:9780231506182

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Table of Contents

1. Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships: Key Concepts
Boundary Issues in the Human Services
A Typology of Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships
Managing Dual Relationships
Sound Decision Making
The Role of Practitioner Impairment
2. Intimate Relationships
Sexual Relationships with Clients
Sexual Relationships with Former Clients
Counseling Former Sexual Partners
Sexual Relationships with Clients' Relatives or Acquaintances
Sexual Relationships with Supervisees, Trainees, Students, and Colleagues
Physical Contact
3. Emotional and Dependency Needs
Friendships with Clients
Unconventional Interventions
Affectionate Communications
Community-based Contact with Clients
4. Personal Benefit
Barter for Services
Business and Financial Relationships
Advice and Services
Favors and Gifts
Conflicts of Interest
5. Altruism
Giving Gifts to Clients
Meeting Clients in Social or Community Settings
Offering Clients Favors
Accommodating Clients
Self-disclosing to Clients
6. Unavoidable and Unanticipated Circumstances
Geographic Proximity
Conflicts of Interest
Professional Encounters
Social Encounters

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